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What happened? Analysts from PeckShield discovered dozens of fake Optimism tokens created by scammers on BNB Chain and Ethereum. Experts recorded the appearance of fake assets using the honeypot mechanism. In their Twitter, they urged users to be careful and not to fall for the tricks of cybercriminals.
What is a honeypot? This is a mechanism for ensuring computer security, which involves the creation of an Internet resource to attract intruders in order to track their actions. Honeypot does not carry any valuable data, it is a fake host that helps to log network traffic. It is isolated, controlled and able to block or analyze the actions of intruders.
What is known about Optimism? This is a second-tier (L2) solution for scaling Ethereum, designed to reduce fees and speed up transactions. In April, the developers of the project presented the OP control token.
What events have happened before? On May 31, exchanges OKX, LBank and MEXC announced the listing of the optimism (OP) project management token. Trading will begin in the OP/USDT pair when sufficient liquidity is achieved, according to representatives of crypto-exchanges. The Optimism team has not yet specified the details of the listing.
In March, a hacker under the nickname Saurik discovered a vulnerability in Optimism smart contracts. The error allowed to output a “virtually unlimited” amount of ETH.
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