Israeli strikes blow in Middle East hacking war

By Jennifer Lipman, January 11, 2012

An Israeli hacker has decided to fight fire with fire.

After the bank account details of thousands of Israelis were leaked online by someone claiming to be a Saudi hacker, the Israeli decided to disclose information about hundreds of Saudis, Egyptians and Syrians. The information included bank details but also email addresses and telephone numbers.


Israeli drug campaign uses Facebook timeline

By Jennifer Lipman, January 5, 2012

An Israeli media agency has launched an eye-catching campaign for the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, imagining the Facebook history of a drug user compared with what would have happened if he had stayed clean.

McCann Digital Israel has used Facebook's latest redesign, the Timeline format, to show a year in pictures of the life of "Adam Barak".


'Saudi hackers' target Israeli credit card users

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Israel's central bank has played down claims that some 400,000 Israelis had their credit-card's compromised by Saudi hackers.

A group of anti-Israel cyber attackers, purporting to be from Saudi Arabia, posted on a sports website the personal credit card information of apparently thousands of Israelis.


Richard Branson talks technology with teens in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

Virgin founder Richard Branson has met a group of Jewish and Arab teenagers in Israel.

Sir Richard spent ten hours in the country, to attend a communications conference in Tel Aviv.

The billionaire entrepreneur, whose Virgin Group has more than 400 arms including in the airline, media and music industries, was the guest of honour at the 2011 Bezeq expo.


Iranians want to attack Israel - with a computer game

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

Iran is planning an attack on Tel Aviv – but it is not one that will leave many Israelis quaking in their boots.


Your own gadget guide

By Candice Krieger, December 1, 2011

Here's one for gadget geeks: a service that enables users to receive customised information about their favourite gadgets. Drippler, founded by Israelis Matan Talmi and Dotan Galron, is a free mobile application and website.


App keeps drivers alert by pestering them with trivia

By Nathan Jeffay, December 1, 2011

Israeli entrepreneurs have invented an iPhone app that keeps drivers awake by bombarding them with trivia questions.

Last year, Assaf Mayer was visiting Australia and found himself on a boring nine-hour bus ride.


Israeli government websites hacked

By Jennifer Lipman, November 7, 2011

Pro-Palestinian cyber attackers were not behind the collapse of the websites of several Israeli security agencies yesterday, a government spokesman said.

On Friday, the international hacker group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube stating that Israel's decision to intercept the boats of activists attempting to reach Gaza would "not go unnoticed by us or the people of the world".


Rabbi leaves IT crowd

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 4, 2011

Rabbi Nir Nadav has given up running a London IT company, with clients including Merrill Lynch, BT and the London Stock Exchange, to take over the pulpit at north Manchester's Shaare Tefillah Synagogue.

His wife Jessica left a solicitor's job in the City to join him at the Sephardi congregation with their six-year-old son Netanel Zvi.


George Osborne arrives in 'amazing' Israel for high-tech launch

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

The Chancellor has called for an increase to the "export of expertise and capital" from Israel into Britain.

George Osborne, speaking before he boarded a flight to Israel, made the comments to mark the launch of the British Embassy's newly-established UK-Israel High-Tech Hub.