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Past articles by Amitai:

Feeding your virtual cats has never been so easy, thanks to these Israelis

StarkWare was born to deal with two familiar problems in the crypto world: the limited ability to make transactions and the cost of using blockchain networks. It is already valued at $2 billion → Read More

In a cyber-compromised Israel, how do you get employees to take security seriously?

Amid a month of relentless cyberattacks on Israeli companies, a cyber awareness company tries to teach the country’s workers that attacks on their work computer can mean attacks on their families, too — and some riddles don’t hurt to bring the point home → Read More

NSO head quits after two weeks on the job, amid blacklisting scandal

Itzik Benbenisti announced his resignation after the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted the Israeli spyware firm NSO and due to ongoing challenges the company faces, sources say → Read More

The U.S. blacklisting could spell the end of NSO as we know it

The U.S. Commerce Department's addition of NSO to a list of entities acting against national interests will force the Israeli spyware company to reinvent itself, if it is even able to survive the blow → Read More

Iranian-linked hackers release data from Israeli LGBTQ dating app

The Black Shadow hacker group carried out ‘one of the most serious attacks ever on privacy in Israel,’ potentially exposing sensitive information like users' HIV status → Read More

Founder of notorious Israeli spyware firm NSO steps down as CEO

Former Partner and Bezeq CEO Iztik Benbenisti will take the reins as the cyberespionage firm eyes an IPO, Shalev Hulio will become president and vice chairman of the board → Read More

Iran-linked hackers leak data from Israeli LGBT dating site

The Black Shadow group, released the data of 1,000 users of the Atraf dating site, some of whom are likely closeted, which it stole by hacking the Cyberserve web hosting company Saturday → Read More

'Anti-Israel' hacking group targets web hosting company, knocks down several Israeli sites

Black Shadow, a hacker group linked to Iran, threatens to leak information from Israeli web hosting site Cyberserve in its latest cyberattack → Read More

Israel scores big as global high-tech breaks quarterly investment record

Worldwide startup investment in the third quarter of 2021 totaled $158 billion, twice the level of a year ago → Read More

Israel scores big as global high-tech breaks record in third quarter of 2021

Worldwide startup investment totaled $158 billion, twice the level of a year ago → Read More

Vanilla flavoring from lettuce? Israeli food tech's next big things

Hidden in Israel's northern periphery, Fresh Start is a startup incubator investing in tomorrow's food revolutions → Read More

The death of a loved one can be bureaucratic hell. These Israelis want to change that

Israel's Empathy, founded in 2020, created an app to help grieving relatives close accounts, recover passwords, deal with taxes and other logistics while they mourn – and give them emotional support, too → Read More

How can you keep your customers safe when you're hit by a cyberattack? An Israeli startup has an answer

Panorays defends against supply chain attacks, in which hackers can attack one supplier and then target its customers through less secure elements in the supply chain → Read More

Spyware from Israel's Candiru firm discovered on Russian, Turkish, Palestinian computers

The highly-targeted malware is sold by the Israeli firm to clients who use it to spy on journalists, dissidents and others, cybersecurity company ESET says in new report → Read More

Israeli intelligence veterans want to protect your insulin pump from hackers

The Internet of Things, which encompasses everything from nuclear reactors to baby monitors, is notoriously difficult to secure. Israel's Sternum, co-founded by a former NSO and Cellebrite employee, is trying to solve it → Read More

Iran may be behind cyberattack on company serving major names in Israeli tech, experts say

After looting 15 terabytes of information from Israeli company Voicenter, a group of foreign hackers offered the data online for $1.5 million. But evidence points to motives beyond just money → Read More

NSO’s Pegasus spyware was used on two Belgian civilians, likely at behest of Rwanda, report says

Belgian Pegasus Project reports reveal a journalist and his wife were targeted by Israel's NSO spyware in an attack likely carried out by the Rwandan government, a known client of the cyber firm → Read More

This app was born out of sexual harassment. Now it lets you blow the whistle on your boss

Vault lets employees report everything from racism to fraud to COVID violations – before it becomes a reason to quit, a media scandal or an environmental disaster → Read More

As Israel’s infections rise, so does its forged COVID test industry

Over 200 travelers returned from Ukraine with fake negative COVID tests. On Telegram, forgers offer this and more → Read More

The VC fund betting on Israel’s Arabs

'There are objective problems, like that Arabs don’t serve in the army and therefore can’t work at Elbit and Rafael,' Takwin founders explain, but that shouldn't stop Israeli Arabs from joining Israeli high-tech, they say → Read More