The FBI has put out a public request for help cracking a code. The code above was found in the pants of a murder victim over 10 years ago. Despite some of the best code breakers in the world give it a shot, they have not been able to break the code. I wonder if the NSA had a go at it. Couldn’t they try brute force like in Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress? Yes I referenced Dan Brown in the same paragraph as the NSA, deal with it.
If you think you can help send a letter to:
Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
Attn: Ricky McCormick Case
There’s no reward but you’d be helping your country.
Jared Lander is the Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics a New York data science firm, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming meetup and the New York and Washington DC R Conferences and author of R for Everyone.