MI6 Hackers replace al-Qaeda Bomb Recipes with Cupcakes

Hacker vom britischen Geheimdienst MI6 haben Bombenbauanleitungen in einem Online-Magazin der Al Quaeda mit Rezepten für Cupcakes ersetzt. Süß!

British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.

The cyber-warfare operation was launched by MI6 and GCHQ in an attempt to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular to recruit “lone-wolf” terrorists with a new English-language magazine, the Daily Telegraph understands.

When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” they were greeted with garbled computer code. The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in 'Operation Cupcake', Guardian: British intelligence used cupcake recipes to ruin al-Qaida website (via Boing Boing, Bild: Bomb Cupcake von Brittneystar)