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A new report suggest that internet-filtering equipment sold by a Canadian-founded technology company played a part in surveillance and covert redirecting of users in Turkey and Egypt.

Since last fall, Turkish internet users attempting to download one of a handful of popular apps may have been the unwitting targets of a wide-reaching computer surveillance campaign.

And in Egypt, users across the country have, seemingly at random, had their browsing activity mysteriously redirected to online money-making schemes.

Internet filtering equipment sold by technology company Sandvine — founded in Waterloo, Ont. — is believed to have played a significant part in both.

Source: CBC News

Date: March 15th, 2018

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/citizen-lab-sandvine-report-turkey-egypt-spyware-ads-1.4568717

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1) What are some ways you can personally avoid this sort of scam?

2) What are some ways you could, in your role as an Information Systems professional at a company, help your company employees avoid this scam?

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