al-Qaeda warning – Operation Cupcake

Operation Cupcake – A cyber attack to disrupt

al-Qaeda’s recruitment of suicide bombers

British intelligence is reported to have hacked into the al-Qaeda website ‘Inspire’ and replaced instructions of ‘How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom’ with recipes for how to make the perfect cupcake.

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 their new English-language magazine.

cupcake al aqaedaPlace in center of oven and bake at 325F for 20 minutes

When followers tried to download the 67-page color 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 best cupcake assemblers in Yemen

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!”

cupcake al qaedaMuch easier to stuff into your underpants


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6 Responses to al-Qaeda warning – Operation Cupcake

  1. Collin Hinds

    June 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Allah Akbar, that looks good.

    • Eddie

      June 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Death by cavities!

  2. Quickdrawmcpaul

    June 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

    That is funny stuff..

  3. Eddie

    June 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Why aren’t we doing this? Instead of instructing how to martyr yourself, it can teach people how to correctly use viagra.

    • lazersedge

      June 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      Gee Eddie, you having problems young man? 🙂

      • Eddie

        June 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

        Would had been funnier than having it be re-directed to a Rick Rolled youtube video.