Viber has issued a statement to its users on Thursday, accusing Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party of allegedly sening millions of spam messages, investing considerable effort in bypassing the company’s security system.
Viber said it blocked thousands of accounts used for sending messages.
Viber is an instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) app for smartphones developed by Viber Media. In addition to instant messaging, users can exchange images, video and audio media messages.
Viber was founded by four Israeli partners: Talmon Marco, Igor Megzinik, Sani Maroli and Ofer Smocha, with Talmon Marco as its CEO. The app was initially launched for iPhone on December 2, 2010, in direct competition with Skype.