GHCQ setup a new challenge in November 2011 to attract new code breakers. While this challenge was aimed at attracting the interest of computer programmers and computer security experts, the code breaking challenge was open to all on website “_Can you crack it?“.
The UK Intelligence agency’s challenge began in secret on 3rd November; they subsequently spread the site’s presence to blogs, forums and social media sites according the BBC. The challenge ran until mid December 2011.
“_Can you crack it?” was reported on BBC’s technology news website on 1st December 2011. GHCQ have previously placed code puzzles in network gaming environments in an attempt to recruit computing security expertise. Continue reading