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Zodiac killer code cracked by Australian mathematician Samuel Blake more than 50 years after first murder – ABC News

Samuel Blake, together with two other cryptologists and a supercomputer, is recognised by the FBI as having cracked a code used by the infamous Zodiac killer.

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Melbourne mathematician Samuel Blake and two fellow cryptologists have been officially recognised by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation for solving a 50-year-old cryptic message written by an as yet unnamed serial killer, known only as the Zodiac.
Key points:

  • At least five people were killed by the Zodiac killer in the 1960s, but the killer’s identity is not known
  • The serial killer sent letters to San Francisco Bay Area newspapers including a code that came to be known as the 340 cipher…

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