Former Information Security Journalist
I'm a former cyber security journalist now working in the cyber security industry. I wrote news and opinion and did video and audio interviews. I worked for International Data Group, now called Foundry, in South Korea, the U.K and Australia and also the Information Security Media Group from Australia. This website catalogs some of my writing as a journalist from those jobs. I also created The Ransomware Files, a podcast about IT professionals fighting back against ransomware, one of the greatest crime waves to ever affect the internet.
Discussing the Optus data breach on Channel 10's The Project on Sept. 26, 2022.
Discussing the Optus data breach on ABC News live on Sept. 26, 2022.
Chatting about the Optus data breach on Channel 7 on Sept. 25, 2022.
Speaking on a panel about cyber risk and ransomware with Jonathan Englert, cofounder of RedPhone Cyber, and Matthew Moore, senior vice president in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, at Moody's Credit Trends Australia event on March. 10, 2022.
Podcast series The Ransomware Files
The Ransomware Files podcast tells stories about ransomware, one of the greatest crime waves the internet has ever seen.
With FTX's Collapse, Cycle of Cryptocurrency Loss Continues
Bankinfosecurity, Nov. 18, 2022
Covering Data Breaches in an Ethical Way
Bankinfosecurity, Nov. 20, 2022
Arrest of Ukrainian in Cybercrime Case Shows Patience Pays
Bankinfosecurity.com, Nov. 16, 2022
Australia Faces Consequences of Standing Up to Ransomware
Bankinfosecurity.com, Nov. 10, 2022
Who Is Extorting Australian Health Insurer Medibank?
Databreachtoday.com, Nov. 8, 2022
Should Australia's Medibank Give in to Extortionists?
Bankinfosecurity, Nov. 1, 2022
Australia's Data Breach Wave: Workaday Cybercrime
Bankinfosecurity.com, Oct. 24, 2022
Opinion: Australia's Data Breach Debacle Expands
Bankinfosecurity.com, Oct. 21, 2022
New Data Leaks Add to Australia's Data Security Reckoning
Bankinfosecurity.com, Oct. 18, 2022
Optus Attacker Halts AU$1.5 Million Extortion Attempt
Bankinfosecurity.com, Sept. 27, 2022
Optus Under $1 Million Extortion Threat in Data Breach
Bankinfosecurity, Sept. 25, 2022
LA School District Forewarned of Malware, Attack Risks
Bankinfosecurity.com, Sept. 9, 2022
LA School District Accounts Appear on Dark Web Before Attack
Bankinfosecurity.com, Sept. 7, 2022
Cybercriminal Service 'EvilProxy' Seeks to Hijack Accounts
Bankinfosecurity.com, Sept. 5, 2022
Ukrainian Researcher Leaks Conti Ransomware Gang Data
Databreachtoday.com, Feb. 28, 2022
T-Mobile Probes Attack, Confirms Systems Were Breached
Databreachtoday.com, Aug. 17, 2021
There's a Clear Line From the REvil Ransomware to Russia
Bankinfosecurity.com, July 14, 2021
In Ransomware Battle, Bitcoin May Actually Be an Ally
Databreachtoday.com, June 18, 2021
Buying Breached Data: When Is It Ethical?
Bankinfosecurity.com, March 31, 2021
How Did the Exchange Server Exploit Leak?
Databreachtoday.com, March 14, 2021
SonicWall Was Hacked. Was it Also Extorted?
Databreachtoday.com, Feb. 23, 2021
The Accellion Mess: What Went Wrong?
Databreachtoday.com, Feb. 3, 2021
SolarWinds: The Hunt to Figure Out Who Was Infected
Bankinfosecurity.com, Dec. 16, 2020
Video Why Did Instagram Leak Minors' Email Addresses Again?
Databreachtoday.com, Dec. 3, 2020
Home Loan Trading Platform Exposes Mortgage Documentation
Databreachtoday.com, Oct. 21, 2020
Does This Exposed Chinese Database Pose a Security Threat?
Databreachtoday.com, Sept. 14, 2020
Video Full Stop: Vulnerabilities in IoT Traffic Light Systems
Devicesecurity.io, Sept. 8, 2020
Video Why It's Illegal to Fix Your Internet-Connected Device
Devicesecurity.io, July 20, 2020
A $200,000 Internet Fraud: Will Anyone Investigate?
Bankinfosecurity.com, Dec. 9, 2019
How a Big Rock Revealed a Tesla XSS Vulnerability
Databreachtoday.com, July 16, 2019
Instagram Shows Kids' Contact Details in Plain Sight
Databreachtoday.com, June 14, 2019
Explaining a type of cybercrime known as SIM hijacking on the ABC's tech podcast, Download This Show, on Oct. 26, 2018.