Israel cellphone provider Pelephone says technical malfunction, not hackers, disrupted service

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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.