Government intelligence service targets ‘self-taught’ hackers with cryptic website that features no obvious branding
The government intelligence service, GCHQ, is aiming to attract the next generation of web-savvy spies by running an ad campaign that challenges computer hackers to crack a code to get an interview.
GCHQ, which reports to the foreign secretary and works with MI5 and MI6, has set up a website
that is home to a tricky visual code.
The agency is drumming up interest in the code by seeding a message into social media, such as blogs and forums, that cyber specialists with a “keen interest in code breaking and ethical hacking
” might frequent.