December 14 – According to a report by the BBC, the FBI confirmed that a letter sent by the so-called “Zodiac Killer” to the San Francisco Chronicle 51 years ago has been cracked. The letter contains 340 password symbols, known as “340 passwords”.
The never-arrested murderer killed at least five people with guns and knives in the late 1960s, which caused panic in the San Francisco Bay Area at that time.
According to the report, the letter was one of several letters sent to the newspaper during the murderer’s death.
This time, these passwords were finally unlocked by a three-person team from the United States, Belgium and Australia. The declassified message reads: “I hope you guys have a lot of fun in trying to arrest me.
I’m not afraid of the gas chamber, because it will put me into heaven as soon as possible. Now I have enough ‘slaves’ to work for me.” However, after the letter was declassified, it was still impossible to reveal the identity of the murderer.
One of the decryptors, Olanchaik, a web designer from Virginia, said that he cracked the password of the letter together with Black, an Australian applied mathematician, and Ike, a warehouse manager in Belgium and a digital cracking engineer.
Oranchaik described the message as “garbage from the ’12th Zodiac Killer’, just to attract attention”. The password letter consists of rows of capital letters and symbols. Using intellectual and computer software, the code-decryption team deciphered the letter and dedicated the results of their efforts to the victims and their relatives.
After confirming the successful cracking of the password, the FBI said it would continue to seek justice for the victims. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this is not the first password letter sent by the murderer. Two more letters remain to be decoded, one of which may contain the name of the murderer.
The serial murder began in December 1968, when a man and a woman were shot dead in the car in the United States. In July 1969, another man and woman were shot, but the man survived.
Later that year, a man and woman were stabbed by the lake, only the man survived. In October 1969, a taxi driver was shot dead in San Francisco. Investigators investigate on the basis of the above seven victim cases.
The murderer, who was never identified, later submitted a book to the newspaper and claimed that he had murdered 37 people.
The United States has two films inspired by this serial murder, the 2007 film Twelve Houses, played by Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Gyllenhaal, and the film Emergency Pursuit, which starred Clint Eastwood in 1971, who played a tough crime. San Francisco detective.