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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Can You Crack The Code? NSA Using Twitter To Recruit With Coded Messages

By Susan Duclos  

The National Security Agency (NSA) posted a cryptic tweet to Twitter on May 5, 2014, which had other users wondering if they had been hacked or if someone was playing a joke, but it turns out the tweet, shown below, was put out by the NSA as a recruitment tool.

According to a spokeswoman for the NSA, this mysterious tweet was put out "As part of our recruitment efforts to attract the best and the brightest, we will post mission related coded Tweets on Mondays in the month of May." 

The code was cracked within minutes according to SkyNews, but the codes are expected to get harder.  

For those curious, it is a letter substitution puzzle that once decoded, reads "Want to know what it takes to work at NSA? Check back each Monday in May as we explore career essentials to protect our nation."

Did you crack it before reading the paragraph above? If so, the NSA may want you!

Cross posted at Before It's News