2022 has seen several large-scale hacking and phishing scams target the crypto community resulting in losses of nearly $400 million from the market. On Wednesday February 2, a security vulnerability was exposed within the Wormhole token bridge resulting in the loss of 120,000 Wrapped Ether (wETH) tokens worth approximately $321 million and almost $34 million in crypto assets were stolen from Crypto.com following a security breach on January 17. Now, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is alerting the crypto community to a “massive” SMS phishing scam targeting Binance customers as the crypto community is hit with yet another wave of fraud.
As noted by the widely popular crypto analyst Lark Davis, crypto exchange Binance has started to allow users to make direct withdrawals to Layer Two Ethereum Networks. Binance first announced plans to integrate the Arbitrum One Network and simultaneously open deposits for ETH on Arbitrum One Layer 2 back in November of 2021. After the most recent developments, users now have the ability to make withdrawals as well as deposit ETH to their Binance accounts using the Arbitrum One Layer 2 solution.