A new report from the University of Toronto Security Studies Laboratory states that the Egyptian Authorities are forcing citizens to engage in hidden cryptocurrency mining.
In particular, the researchers say, deep packet inspection (DPI) middleboxes were installed at Telecom Egypt demarcation point. The middleboxes were being used to redirect users across dozens of ISPs to affiliate ads and browser cryptocurrency mining scripts
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, cryptocurrency turnover is prohibited for religious reasons.