A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

To Inform is to Influence

Golan Ben-Oni, of the IDT Corporation, which was attacked in April with two cyberweapons stolen from the National Security Agency. Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesPhoto by: Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

“”The world is burning about WannaCry, but this is a nuclear bomb compared to WannaCry”.

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By Nicole Perlrothwww.nytimes.com

June 22nd, 2017

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.

On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer at IDT, was able to fend them off, but the attack left him distraught.

In 22 years of dealing with hackers of every sort, he had never seen anything like it. Who was behind…

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