Jeremy Kirk

Information Security Journalist


     I'm an executive editor based in Sydney with the Information Security Media Group, a publishing and events company focused solely on computer security. Ex-IDG computer security writer in London and Sydney, and fomerly a military affairs writer in Seoul.


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



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

Recent articles

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

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


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

Facebook's Cryptocoin: A Disguised PayPal on a Blockchain?, March 1, 2019

With Doctored Photos, Thieves Try to Steal Bitcoin, Feb. 11, 2019

Did China Spy on Australian Defence Websites?, Nov. 22, 2018

The Privacy Penalty for Voting in America, Nov. 16, 2018

Gone in 15 Minutes: Australia's Phone Number Theft Problem, Sept. 25, 2018


HealthEngine Offered $25 Gift Vouchers for Dental Invoices, July 9, 2018

Exclusive: Aussie Firm Loses $6.6M to Backdoored Cryptocurrency, June 5, 2018

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The group Anonymous led a ferocious hacking campaign in 2010 and 2011 that struck major companies and organizations in operations broadly labeled #antisec. (Kirk/IDG, March 7, 2012)