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Jerusalem - Pelephone: Problems With Israeli Cellular Networks Not Cyber-Attack

Published on: February 4, 2013 08:46 AM
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Jerusalem - Major Israeli cellphone provider Pelephone has ruled out a cyberattack as the cause for its service disruption.

Pelephone CEO, Gil Sharon, told Channel 10 TV Monday that “We don’t know exactly what happened, it was a technical malfunction, but we know it wasn’t a cyberattack.”

He says the network has a system that would isolate any hacking attempt.

Users complained Sunday that they were unable to place or receive calls for hours.

In 2010, another major Israeli cellphone service provider went down for several hours. The cause of that malfunction was never resolved.

Israel has set up a cyber-warfare unit to combat hacking and says it has repelled millions of attempts to cripple websites. Pro-Palestinian activists have successfully hacked government as well as bank and hospital sites in the past.


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 Feb 04, 2013 at 09:06 AM DRE53 Says:

reminds me from Achmedinijad who also has a hard time admitting that his country was attacked

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