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CTech’s Daily Israeli Tech News Roundup

Iranian hacker group “Charming Kitten” set up a news outlet as a phishing attempt, it’s been an active day in the Israeli VC scene, and Wix and Karlie Kloss are skipping the Super Bowl

CTech 18:0105.12.17

News brought to by Charming Kitten. An Iranian hacker group known as “Charming Kitten” set up a news outlet to court possible targets, says cybersecurity company ClearSky. The group is believed to be behind a phishing campaign targeting academic researchers, human rights activists, media outlets and political advisors focusing on Iran. Read more


Another hurdle for Uber in Israel. New rules announced Monday will legalize ridesharing in Israel for the first time, but only on a limited basis. The typical ridesharing service offered by Uber or Lyft in much of United States, Europe and Asia will still be banned.The new rules appear to closely match the ridesharing model offered by Google subsidiary Waze and Israel-based Moovit. Read more


Wix is skipping the Super Bowl. In a break from the past three years, will not be advertising in the upcoming Super Bowl. Instead of placing a television spot during the big game in February, the website maker will double down on digital advertising. Read more


Israeli wireless service provider receives a $66 million order from India. A Tier 1 Indian mobile operator has ordered Ceragon products and services valued at $100 in the second half of 2017. Read more


Partner Joins Israeli Venture Firm TLV Partners. Shahar Tzafrir left Israeli venture firm Magma in August after four years as general partner. Read more


Israeli VC Innovation Endeavors welcomes new partner. Daniel Goldstein was promoted on the heels of the departure of two of the firm’s partners in October. Read more


Anti-Phishing company IronScales raises $6.5 million. Existing investor RDC, a joint venture of Israel-based arms developer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., also participated. Read more

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