The Big Bots Project had alleged that the network included 154 accounts using fake names, with another 400 accounts suspected of being fake
Oded Yaron has worked at Haaretz since 2000 and writes about technology.
Some accounts belong to real people, whose pro-Netanyahu messages were amplified by the bots
Israeli cyber security firm ClearSky's report shows hackers took over the sites to prepare for an annual cyberattack known as OPIsrael and planned for April 7
The plot was uncovered when an employee of the unidentified Israeli firm received an email from a colleague in broken Hebrew
'Hello, this is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I wanted to personally ask you for your support in the upcoming election. What do you think?'
Freedom to use the internet is a matter of freedom of expression, and the moment we’re ashamed we also remain silent
Tehran is quietly feeding propaganda through some 98 websites to 25 countries in what the CEO of an Israeli cybersecurity firm calls 'an unusual effort to create a global shift in the public's consciousness'
The block comes as the Israeli military censor tries to prevent distribution of images Hamas says show Israeli soldiers involved in the botched Gaza op, which Lebanese paper says was meant to monitor and control Hamas' communication network
Court documents obtained by Haaretz reveal that over 80 percent of a controversial academic’s posts were removed by the platform based on poor machine translations
Facebook only lifted its ban on the advertisement of the documentary after Haaretz contacted the company, which told distributors it would not allow 'advertising that includes derogatory or sensational content'
Operators of fake profiles would persuade victims via Facebook to download ‘more secure’ apps for continuing their conversations, the website ZDNet reports
With an army of evangelical fans, Prime Minister Netanyahu can make his social media mark without resorting to the murkier means shaping elections in other countries
Iran created the Tel Aviv Times Hebrew news site and at least two other sites that were accompanied by social media profiles as part of an extensive 'fake news' campaign, Israeli cyber security company says
Users on other services, such as CitiBike and StreetEasy, also noticed the change ■ Open-source mapping service used by Snapchat apologizes, says it relies on contributing editors to track and fix defacements
This story was originally titled- 'An Israeli investigator revealed a right-wing bot network, and it may be the tip of the iceberg.' But in the meantime an alternative explanation emerged, suggesting that the network may be international. What's the answer?
'Despite our unreserved loyalty, Israel doesn't see us as equals,' Druze leader tells mass Tel Aviv protest ■ Right-wing activists spread fake correspondence on deal between Druze leaders and Labor party
Tools like the surveillance chip launched by Tommy Hilfiger and Awear are only one more addition to a world that has become addicted, or has been sold to surveillance
Last month, the Israeli cybersecurity firm ClearSky discovered an Iranian hacker group called Charming Kitten running an operation it called Ayatollah BBC
The terror organization’s espionage operation drove home the truism that humans are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain
The Israel-based company, however, says its so-called hashed passwords make it hard for any bad actors to gain key information
A U.S. federal court ruled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump could not block Twitter users - a decision which could have weighty implications not just for other American officials, but for public servants worldwide
Bing’s blunder turns a compliment into an insult
Both the health and asylum-seeker authorities aren't correcting deficiencies pointed out in previous reports, State Comptroller Joseph Shapira says in his annual report
Twenty eight Israelis installed application that made data accessible – enough to potentially affect tens of thousands of their Facebook friends
Justice Minister Shaked says this is the reason behind a bill that would allow Israel to request the removal of social media content in certain cases
The unusual letter, allegedly penned by the Israeli Defense Ministry in 2015 and published by Motherbaord, shows that Israel tried to get U.S. companies to sell advanced technologies it wanted
Anthony Levandowski isn’t afraid of the moment when computers will become smarter than humans; in fact, he longs for it
The American-Israeli Jewish teen provided an orderly price list, a long list of conditions and a refund policy
The two defendants, who were minors when the alleged offenses were committed, also earned over $613,000 from their illegal business
Unlike regular ransomware, this malware offers no option to recover files in exchange for payment