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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Test for Aspiring Spies

LONDON -- Britain's electronic snooping agency is using cryptic clues hidden in the Internet to attract new recruits.

GCHQ, which eavesdrops on international communications for the government, has placed a coded message on its web site at challenge and invited job seekers to crack the puzzle.

The five-part coded message was posted before Christmas. It was cracked within 48 hours and since then 14 other people have solved it.