Jeremy Kirk

Former Information Security Journalist

Jeremy Kirk, Information Security Media Group, journalist, ISMG

   

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.

Awards:

2022 Winner, Best Security Journalist, Australian IT Journalism Awards (aka the Lizzies)
2019 Winner, Best Security Journalist, Australian IT Journalism Awards (aka the Lizzies)

Reach me on email here.

Mastodon here. Twitter here.

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.

Recent work
 

 

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

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

Govinfosecurity.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.

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