Markets shaken by emissions trading certificate hackers

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A number of high-level traders and brokers told Energy Risk that although their day-to-day trading and clients have not been affected, it is possible they are holding EUAs that could belong to a fraudulent batch the hackers sold onto the market. However, they say all the certificates would have been purchased in good faith.

Media reports in Germany claim hackers used a technique called phishing, which means the fraudsters sent false emails using the DEHSt logo to companies across several differ