Libération reportsthat hackers have stolen a huge haul of carbon credits from a number of European countries. There was "no forced entry. No safes were attacked with explosives… But a substantial quantity of pollution rights in national registers" were removed from the accounts of major Austrian, Greek, Czech, Polish and Estonian companies. According to the European Commission, in the raid, which was finally discovered on 19 January, the online fraudsters made off with carbon credits for three million tonnes of CO2 worth 200 million euros. "The latest break-in will further undermine the credibility of the emission allowance trading scheme," writes Libération. Over the last three years, the market, which "was launched by the EU in 2005 to reduce the level of industrial greenhouse gas emissions," has regularly been targeted by cybercriminals.