The NSA Is Using Encrypted Tweets To Hire Intelligence Professionals

The U.S. National Security Agency is using cryptology in its tweets to attract bright would-be spooks.

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Two days ago, the U.S. National Security Agency tweeted this. Make any sense to you?

tpfccdlfdtte pcaccplircdt dklpcfrp?qeiq lhpqlipqeodf gpwafopwprti izxndkiqpkii krirrifcapnc dxkdciqcafmd vkfpcadf. #MissionMonday #NSA #news

NSA@NSACareers

tpfccdlfdtte pcaccplircdt dklpcfrp?qeiq lhpqlipqeodf gpwafopwprti izxndkiqpkii krirrifcapnc dxkdciqcafmd vkfpcadf. #MissionMonday #NSA #news

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If it does, then you might be the kind of person the NSA is looking to hire.

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

The NSA uses this Twitter account to promote its job openings — but some had wondered if the person running the account had been drinking on this occasion.

It is in fact part of a month-long series of coded tweets designed to challenge aspiring cryptologists and code breakers. A new one will be posted every Monday in May.