The US Strategic Command, which manages the country’s nuclear weapons, has explained that a cryptic tweet posted on it’s Twitter account was posted unknowingly by a child.
Some jokingly said the tweet, “;l;;gmlxzssaw,” was a US nuclear launch code. Others, that the Pentagon had been hacked.
Headquartered in Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Stratcom is in charge of the US military’s strategic deterrence – that is, the nuclear weapons force and missile defenses that are designed to discourage any attack against the country by other powers.
But Stratcom told reporter Mikael Thalen of the Daily Dot that the tweet was no secret message, and was instead was the result of a Stratcom social media editor working from home.