UK spy agency asks hackers to crack code

Last Updated: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 19:19

London: Can you crack the code? That`s the question Britain`s electronic listening
agency, GCHQ, is asking in an online campaign to find the next generation of cyber specialists.

GCHQ quietly launched a cryptic web site last month featuring what appears to be a code.

The agency has now revealed it is behind the campaign, and said today it`s trying to reach individuals with "a keen interest in code breaking and ethical hacking" for careers at GCHQ.

It said the fast-moving pace of the digital arena and cyber security means it must find new ways to engage with prospective candidates, who typically have entered the agency
as graduates.

The agency says it has been using social media to get the word out and that the site has attracted about 8,000 hits.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 19:19

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