Operation Cupcake: Problems, al-Qaeda?

MI6 and GCHQ trolled an al-Qaeda online magazine by replacing bomb-making instructions with a list of recipes for the best cupcakes in America. "Operation Cupcake" was launched to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular who were recruiting “lone-wolf” terrorists with a new English-language magazine.
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, Ohio, it said “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.”

It included a recipe for the Mojito Cupcake – “made of white rum cake and draped in vanilla buttercream”- and the Rocky Road Cupcake – “warning: sugar rush ahead!”

The efforts are ongoing, as the cupcake recipes were quickly replaced and the magazine has since been distributed with its original content. Read more at the Daily Telegraph. Link


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Not that hacking some website (and alerting the media at large) is going to stop terrorism, but let's pretend for the sake of, I dunno, comedy.
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Reminds me about a conspiracy theory I heard about the Anarchist's Handbook one time. The original book that came out in like the 70's had some recipes in it that would not work. There were some of the explosive recipes that would be extremely dangerous to try to do. Some made products that were so unstable that safe handling was almost impossible and you were pretty much guaranteed to blow yourself up if you tried it. The conspiracy theory I had heard was that the U.S. government was behind the book. The wrote it and made it known so anyone who wanted to do harm would take themselves out of the playing field. Of course, if you read about the history of the book you find that the odds of this conspiracy theory being true are pretty low.
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Personally, I would have just altered the original document to make it seem the same, but unworkable...

Perhaps even add a little something to make it dangerous to anyone trying to make the recipe.
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