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Report Alleges Egyptian Government is Secretly Mining Cryptocurrencies

An investigation by The Citizen lab has found evidence that Egyptian authorities are mining cryptocurrencies on citizen’s computers and laptops. Using Internet scanning the researchers found deep packet inspection middleboxes on Telecom Egypt connections. Unencrypted traffic, (that uses http, not https) was redirected to browser cryptocurrency mining scripts. The researchers suggest this was done in order to extract revenue from unsuspecting internet users. The report also identified the same malicious system being used in Turkey to inject citizen’s devices with spyware. Continue reading Report Alleges Egyptian Government is Secretly Mining Cryptocurrencies