Egyptian telecommunications company secretly redirects users to sites that are engaged in the mining of cryptocurrencies

Egyptian telecommunications company secretly redirects users to sites that are engaged in the mining of cryptocurrencies

According to information published by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, Telecom Egypt uses the device, which redirect to Egyptian Internet users to sites that advertise or do cryptocurrency mining cryptocurrency.

The technology, which uses the Egyptian Telecom provider has a name AdHose and works through other devices, which are used to control Internet traffic. Technology has two options: “spraying mode” and “mode stream”. Mode “spray” means that the device-the intermediary redirects the Egyptian Internet users in droves to websites touting cryptocurrency or which are themselves directly engaged in the mining of cryptocurrencies, when they refer to any website.

“Trickle mode” means that attempts to open only certain URLS redirect users to sites that are engaged in the mining of cryptocurrencies. Such sites include: CopticPope.org website of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria and Babylon-X.com – porn site.

In the Citizen Lab report States that the same device intermediaries that are running AdHose are being used to support Internet censorship in Egypt and block websites of Human Rights Watch and Al Jazeera.

Recall that the first cryptocurrency exchange opened in Egypt in August 2017, and the Egyptian government has taken a tough stance against the cryptocurrency. The spiritual leader of Egypt also called bitcoin illegal payment means from the point of view of Sharia law. However, it remains unclear how Sharia law klassificeret mining Monero without the knowledge of the users.

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