Theory: The Ashley Madison Hacker is Australian

By now, you’ve probably read about the hacking of, the site that’s been helping married people cheat on their spouses. This led to the data leak of more than 30 million Ashley Madison users. The site has put up a bounty ($500,000 Canadian) for any information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of the Impact Team, the name used by the hackers. As of this writing, no one still has any solid leads as to the identity of the hacker, but Krebs on Security has a theory on who it is—the hacker is Australian. This post details the theory, and he just might be on to something. Is this the answer to the month-long mystery?