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Friday, 03 June 2011 10:49

MI6 hit terrorists with cupcakes

Written by Nick Farell

Al-Qaeda online magazine meets British Intelligence
British intelligence has hacked into a terrorist magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes. According to AP, the cyber-warfare operation was carried out by MI6 and the GCHQ and was an attempt to disrupt the terrorists' attempts to recruit "lone-wolf" agents.

The magazine called Inspire was a 67-page colour magazine. MI6 replaced an article about making a bomb in your mum's kitchen by “AQ Chef" with a web page from recipes for The Best Cupcakes in America published by chat show host Ellen DeGeneres. The web page said that "the little cupcake is big again" adding: "Self-contained and satisfying, it summons memories of childhood even as it's updated for today's sweet-toothed hipsters."

The only thing dangerous in the recipe was that victims might suffer from a sugar rush. This was not as useful to your average terrorist as the instructions on how to make a pipe bomb using sugar, match heads and a miniature light bulb attached to a timer.

MI6 also removed articles by Osama bin Laden, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri and a piece called "What to expect in Jihad". Since this did not include being nailed by US Army Seals while shoving your wife in front if you, we guess Osama is probably happy that many didn't see this one.

Nick Farell

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+18 #1 FlOw 2011-06-03 11:10
The Bomb is a lie...

Sorry, i couldn't resist. :sigh:
+5 #2 The_Countess 2011-06-03 13:18
as much as i like this practical joke played on the terrorists, i do hope they also did some more then just this.
added some more subtle changes to change the message they are sending that might go unnoticed on a quick check.

or at the very least ways of tracking anybody who comes back in to undo the changes.
+1 #3 123s 2011-06-03 14:23
-5 #4 mrgerbik 2011-06-03 15:05
Is this supposed to somehow make up for all the underhanded, slimy things they've done in 1000's of their black operations over the years?

( just one example - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4260894.stm )

IMO 'real' terrorism is rare - 'all the world's a stage'
+3 #5 JEskandari 2011-06-03 21:23
who need these magazine to make bomb
all you need is a high school chemistry
book and a little imagination

well I guess the imagination part would be
a serious challenge .
+2 #6 Cartman 2011-06-06 12:50
terrorists are just excuse for steling oil and rest shit in the name of justice , anyone buying that is no smarter than 3 year old kid

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