Are you NSA material? On Monday, the National Security Agency published a tweet with jumbled letters that led most followers to believe that it must have been sent by mistake. But it turns out the encrypted message was actually just a part of a new campaign to recruit the "best and brightest" coders to join their team.
"So they were fishing via social media for new employees or people who could be interested in working at the NSA," Tamron explained in the Orange Room Tuesday morning.
Unscrambled, the tweet says: "Want to know what it takes to work at NSA? Check back each Monday in May as we explore careers essential to protecting our nation."
So TODAY decided to put viewers to the test. At 7:17 a.m. we asked you to uncover our secret message in the Orange Room. Within two minutes, responses with the correct answer started rolling in.
Despite Savannah telling Tamron that she would have to leave the message up on the Orange Room screen longer to "give people a fighting chance," many TODAY fans quickly recognized that when rearranged, the letters spelled out, "but first, this is TODAY on NBC."
Although they weren't as quick as our viewers, eventually the anchors got it!
In the end, Willie was happy to know that the message was nothing more than a creative attempt to recruit new employees.
"I’m just glad those weren't the launch codes that they tweeted out yesterday," Willie said. "I was a little worried there for a second!"