Posted: 01:43 GMT, Jan.. December 2020 | Updated: 01:46 GMT, Jan.. December 2020
The head of GCHQ has published Christmas cards with a brain teaser that unlocks a secret message.
Jeremy Fleming, Director of the Spy Agency, posted the letters to « Colleagues and Partners Around the World » and published them for everyone to participate.
On the front is a printed circuit board pattern in the shape of a sphere with space for nine answers.
There are nine sequences of letters on the inside of the card that must be entered into the decoration to reveal the message.
Jeremy Fleming, Director of the Spy Agency, posted the letters to « Colleagues and Partners Around the World » and published them for everyone to try
On the front is a printed circuit board pattern in the shape of a sphere with space for nine answers. There are nine letter strings on the inside of the card that must be entered into the decoration to display the
GCHQ revealed the cards, saying, ‘The challenge was put together by our people, where problem solving is at the heart of our work to keep the UK safe as it faces more complex issues and national security threats.
‘By designing, creating and solving puzzles, our teams can constantly develop their thinking different skills and find new and inventive ways to tackle problems. ‘
A spokesperson added, “Problem solving is at the heart of what we do. When you face this Christmas cracker, puzzlers get a glimpse of the skills you need to be a GCHQ analyst.
‘Bring a mix of minds together by sharing them with the wise men and women in your household to find the solution. ‘The answer will be published after Christmas.
It comes after Mr Fleming said cyber security teams handle up to 60 incidents a month, mostly from Chinese hackers who want to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic
He warned of the threat after assuring that the exchange of information with the EU will not change with a no deal Brexit. Pictured: GCHQ’s ‘Donut’ headquarters in Cheltenham
It comes after Mr. Fleming warned China that China is the « greatest strategic threat » to Britain. The GCHQ faces up to 60 serious incidents every month.
He warned of the threat after assuring that the exchange of information with the EU will not change with a no deal Brexit.
He warned that vaccine suppliers and hospitals were being attacked by hackers who wanted to capitalize on the uncertainty caused by Covid and Britain’s exit from the EU.
The espionage chief announced that the National Cyber Security Center handles around 60 serious incidents every month.
Mr. Fleming told the Sun, “We have seen serious criminals and states trying to take advantage of this situation.
He continued to warn the public that they were being tricked into handing over money in scams that offered Covid-19 tests and treatments.
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