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According to a new report by security researchers at the University of Toronto, the Egyptian government or its affiliated institutions have hijacked the connections of local Internet users to the secretly mine cryptocurrencies “en masse”. The evidence of this kind of intrusion by a nation-state is “the stuff of legends”, the researchers say, because the techniques are particularly difficult to detect.   Sponsored   University Citizen Lab researchers identified a scheme they call “AdHose”, which secretly redirects Egyptian Internet users’ web traffic to malware that uses their computer to mine the Monero cryptocurrency or display ads. AdHose relies on hardware installed in Telecom Egypt’s...

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