University of Toronto: Egyptian authorities force citizens to secretly crypto currency

University of Toronto: Egyptian authorities force citizens to secretly crypto currency

March 9, 2018

The Egyptians mayyat massively and secretly.

A new report from the University of Toronto's Security Studies Laboratory states that the Egyptian authorities are forcing citizens to engage in hidden crypto-currency mining. The Egyptian government or organizations associated with it seized local Internet connections for secret massive mining.

University researchers called the scheme used by the authorities "AdHose". This scheme allows you to stealthily redirect the web traffic of Egyptian Internet users to malicious software in their computers, which mines Monero.

In particular, the researchers say, AdHose indicates that such equipment is installed in the networks of the local operator Telecom Egypt.

The researchers found that mining is carried out in two ways. In the "Spray" mode, any web site visited by users implements in their browsers a well-known malicious application called Coinhive.

Another way of "Trickle" redirects traffic when users visit certain sites, such as the religious resource CopticPope.org and Babylon-X.com, a porn site, reports QZ.

Recall that in Egypt, crypto-currency turnover is banned by religious considerations.

Author: Evgenij Novožilov, Analyst Freedman Club Crypto News

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