04 Jun '11, 8pm

Swords Into Cupcakes: British Agents Hack Al Qaeda Website

Swords Into Cupcakes: British Agents Hack Al Qaeda Website

How's this for a sweet twist in the war on terror? Reports surfaced Friday that British intelligence agents successfully hacked an al Qaeda website last year and swapped a recipe for a home-made bomb for a series of cupcake recipes. The agents infiltrated Inspire, a new al Qaeda English-language magazine set up by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and aimed at the West. As The Telegraph reports, 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. Written by Dulcy Israel and produced by Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson,...

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