Cryptography Broken on American Military Attack Video
At a news conference at the National Press Club, WikiLeaks said it had acquired the video from whistle-blowers in the military and viewed it after breaking the encryption code. WikiLeaks released the full 38-minute video as well as a 17-minute edited version.
And this quote from the WikiLeaks Twitter feed on Feb 20th:
Finally cracked the encryption to US military video in which journalists, among others, are shot. Thanks to all who donated $/CPUs.
Surely this isn’t NSA-level encryption. But what is it?
Note that this is intended to be a discussion about the cryptanalysis, not about the geopolitics of the event.