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.

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

2. 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.

3. The Daily Dot used the cryptogram solver Quip Quip to figure out what the tweet means. Click below if you want to know what it says or check against your own code breaking.

4. Of course, it’s possible that the NSA already knows if you’re interested in working for it.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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