Jeremy Kirk

Information Security Journalist

Jeremy Kirk, Information Security Media Group, journalist, ISMG


I'm an executive editor based in Sydney with the Information Security Media Group, a publishing and events company focused on computer security. I write news, opinion and conduct video and audio interviews. Ex-IDG computer security writer in London and Sydney and former military affairs writer in Seoul.

I'm the co-author of "No Dead Monkeys: The Communications Survival Guide for Startups," Andiron Press, 2015.

Awards: 2020 Highly Commended, Best Security Journalist, Australian IT Journalism Awards (aka the Lizzies)
2019 Winner, Best Security Journalist, Australian IT Journalism Awards


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Discussing U.S. election tampering and misinformation on the ABC's tech podcast, Download This Show, on Oct. 28, 2020.

Recent work


There's a Clear Line From the REvil Ransomware to Russia, July 14, 2021

In Ransomware Battle, Bitcoin May Actually Be an Ally, June 18, 2021


Buying Breached Data: When Is It Ethical?, March 31, 2021

How Did the Exchange Server Exploit Leak?, March 14, 2021

SonicWall Was Hacked. Was it Also Extorted?, Feb. 23, 2021


The Accellion Mess: What Went Wrong?, Feb. 3, 2021

SolarWinds: The Hunt to Figure Out Who Was Infected, Dec. 16, 2020

Video Why Did Instagram Leak Minors' Email Addresses Again?, Dec. 3, 2020

How a Game Developer Leaked 46 Million Accounts, Nov. 12, 2020

Video How an IoT Door Lock Actually Provided a Way In, Oct. 29, 2020

Home Loan Trading Platform Exposes Mortgage Documentation, Oct. 21, 2020

Exclusive: Hackers Hit Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia, Sept. 21, 2020


Does This Exposed Chinese Database Pose a Security Threat?, Sept. 14, 2020

Video Full Stop: Vulnerabilities in IoT Traffic Light Systems, Sept. 8, 2020

Video  Why It's Illegal to Fix Your Internet-Connected Device, July 20, 2020

Baby's First Data Breach: App Exposes Baby Photos, Videos, Jan. 14, 2020


A $200,000 Internet Fraud: Will Anyone Investigate?, Dec. 9, 2019

FaceApp's Real Score: A Mathematical Face Feature Set, Aug. 2, 2019


How a Big Rock Revealed a Tesla XSS Vulnerability, July 16, 2019


Instagram Shows Kids' Contact Details in Plain Sight, June 14, 2019

OK Computer: Did Radiohead Get Hacked?, June 12, 2019

Australian Child-Tracking Smartwatch Vulnerable to Hackers, April 15, 2019

Discussing SIM hijacking on the ABC's tech podcast, Download This Show, on Oct. 26, 2018.

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