Cryptologists Crack Zodiac Killer’s 340 Cipher

A remote team of three hobbyist cryptologists have solved one of the Zodiac Killer’s cipher after a half century. And while the name of the elusive serial killer remains hidden, the breakthrough represents a triumph for cryptology and the basic building blocks of cybersecurity — access control and segmentation.

The Zodiac serial killer is believed to have murdered at least five people — and likely more — in and around the Northern California area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The still-unnamed murderer sent a series of four coded messages to local newspaper outlets, bragging about his crimes and containing cryptic icons, which earned him the moniker “Zodiac”.

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Source: ThreatPost