Even in the world of cryptic tweets, this one was out there: tpfccdlfdtte pcaccplircdt dklpcfrp?
What initially seemed like an accidental tweet from an NSA office on Monday had deeper — and characteristically for the agency, secretive — meaning.
Asked about the content and context of the tweet from @NSACareers, the NSA told ABC News that it was what many people online had already guessed: a code.
“As part of our recruitment efforts to attract the best and the brightest, we will post mission-related coded Tweets on Mondays in the month of May,” an NSA spokesperson said.
— NSA (@NSACareers) May 5, 2014
Despite jokes about a potential “butt-dial” or a drunk tweet, the NSA assured that it was intentional, and added that it wasn’t even a new effort.
“[@NSACareers] have posted coded Tweets before. This is not a new initiative.”
The code has already been broken, but can you figure it out?