The popular investigator Brian Krebs sustains to know the culprit of the Ashley Madison hack, which publicly leaked 37 million accounts belonging to the users of the adultery website.
Avid Life Media, the company that owns the Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information that could allow law enforcement to identify and arrest the hackers behind the recent data breach it suffered.
Krebs downloaded all the tweets sent in five years from Deuszu (Thadeus Zu):
These are the clues analyzed by Krebs in his analysis:
“The day before, he’d compromised the Web site for the Australian Parliament, taunting lawmakers there with the tweet: “Parliament of Australia bit.ly/NPQdsP Oi! Oi! Oi!….T.N.T. Dynamite! Listen to ACDC here.” he tweeted.
Krebs seems to have no doubts, Deuszu is directly involved in the Ashley Madison, even if it is an investigator who is following the case he certainly knows the identity of the culprit.
“[Deuszu] — whoever and wherever he is in real life — may not have been directly involved in the Ashley Madison hack; he claims in several tweets that he was not part of the hack, but then in countless tweets he uses the royal ‘We’ when discussing the actions and motivations of the Impact Team,” wrote Krebs.
“It is possible that Zu is instead a white hat security researcher or confidential informant who has infiltrated the Impact Team and is merely riding on their coattails or acting as their mouthpiece. But one thing is clear: If Zu wasn’t involved in the hack, he almost certainly knows who was.”
(Security Affairs – Ashley Madison, Data Breach)