UK Spy Agency Hackers

December 2, 2011 by staff 

UK Spy Agency Hackers, British Intelligence is looking for future spies though a code-breaking game on the internet. But it seems geek talents cost more than the government can afford.
­The viral campaign, which suggests users to try themselves in cracking codes, was launched on social networks on November 3 in a bid to find self-taught hackers and computer geniuses.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), British intelligence agency responsible for providing information assurance to the UK government and armed forces, believe they will protect the country from the growing problem of cyber crimes.

The viral link posted on Facebook or Twitter and other social networks leads potential spies to the website called “Can you crack it?”

And it is where the game is. Basically, to the untrained eye, it looks meaningless grid of 160 pairs of letters and numbers, but a precious source of information to geeks.

Competitors are then given seven hours to break the code to get a secret keyword. But just hours after the game was posted online, an unknown number of people had managed to decipher it.

Those who succeed in cracking the code are directed to the GCHQ website and invited to apply for a job.

And at this point, some geniuses have been being disappointed with the salary the intelligence agency is ready to pay them for code-breaking skills – a bit less than $40,000 (£25,000) per annum.

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