Andy Greenberg

Andy Greenberg

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Andy Greenberg is an award-winning Senior Writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. At WIRED, he writes everything from longform features to breaking news, in print and online, about technology and the Internet. Greenberg has published the books “This Machine Kills Secrets,” a book about whistleblowing, as well as “Sandworm,” a book about the eponymous hacking group. He is also the author of “Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency.” Greenberg is one of the country’s leading tech journalists. Prior to WIRED, he worked as a senior reporter for Forbes magazine, where he focused on technology, privacy, and information security.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Sandworm and excerpts from it published in WIRED won awards including the Gerald Loeb Award for International Reporting.

  • Sandworm also won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and 2 Deadline Club Awards from the New York Society of Professional Journalists.

  • Sandworm also won the Cornelius Ryan Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club.

  • This Machine Kills Secrets was selected as an Editor's Choice by The New York Times Book Review in 2012.