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Monday, 4 February 2013

Israeli cellphone provider says it was not hacked ISRAEL HATE BUTTHURT AND NEVER ADMIT IT


Pelephone CEO Gil Sharon on Monday ruled cyberattack out as a possible cause of the nearly four-hour break in the company’s phone and texting services Sunday night, but promised to compensate its customers.
"We completely reject that possibility,” he said when asked about the possibility of cyberattack in an interview with Army Radio. "We haven't identified a single suspicion of that kind of infiltration"
According to the company, it is still investigating the malfunction that brought down its services from the hours of 7:05 p.m. until around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night, though it is quick to point out that its data services remained intact, allowing Pelephone customers unable to make phone calls or send text messages could rely Internet applications such as WhatsApp and Viber to communicate.
“Apparently there was failure in one of the network components,” he explained to Channel 2 Monday morning. “Company engineers in the control center scanned each component until they found the problematic one.”
"The handling of the breakdown made a quick solution in a reasonable time possible. In the end, we neutralized part of the network, and the whole network was able to recover quickly. The cause of the breakdown has not yet been found, only its area, which has been neutralized," he later explained.
The company promised to compensate customers with either 60 minutes of free calls in Israel, 60 minutes of international calls, or 500 megabytes of Internet access.
Earlier in the day, the Nagar-Tanus-Abu Medeiras law firm filed a NIS 450 million lawsuit against Pelephone in the Nazareth district court over the service interruption, requesting that the court recognize it has a class action suit.
The suit, filed on behalf of a customer named Tom Lifshitz, requested NIS 100 in damages and NIS 50 in emotional damages, citing the fact that mobile communications are an integral part of daily life and their absence left him unable to make personal or work-related calls, leaving him feeling “helpless.



The suit, filed on behalf of a customer named Tom Lifshitz, requested NIS 100 in damages and NIS 50 in emotional damages, citing the fact that mobile communications are an integral part of daily life and their absence left him unable to make personal or work-related calls, leaving him feeling “helpless.”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.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-israeli-cellphone-hacked.html#jCpMajor 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.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-israeli-cellphone-hacked.html#jCpMajor 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.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-israeli-cellphone-hacked.html#jCpMajor 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.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-israeli-cellphone-hacked.html#jCp

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