Online fraudsters have carried out a "widepread" cyber attack on the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU commission said Thursday, promising a security review.
The scam involved fake emails asking users of the carbon trading registries to log on to a malicious website and disclose their user identification code and password, the commission said.
With this data the cyber attackers could carry out fraudulent transactions at their victims' expense, for example by stealing carbon emissions trading certificates.
"Some fraudulent transactions were carried out," but the security of the Community Registry and transaction log "has not been compromised," the EU executive assured.
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