Britain’s spy agencies have a new message for terrorists: make delicious cupcakes, not war.
Intelligence agents managed to hack into the Al Qaeda’s online magazine, replacing its 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 Â terrorists with a new English-language magazine. The Daily Telegraph reported Friday that the terror group’s online magazine “Inspire” had contained a 67-page guide for its followers on how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” by “The AQ Chef.”
“We’re increasingly using cyber tools as part of our work,” a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters said Friday, confirming that the Inspire magazine had been successfully attacked.
It included a recipe for the Mojito Cupcake made of white rum cake and draped in vanilla buttercream Â- and the Rocky Road Cupcake warning: sugar rush ahead! Â
After the MI6 attack, the web page declared 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 spy agency’s cyber attack also reportedly removed articles from Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, along with an article entitled “What to expect in Jihad.”
U.S. intelligence officials had also planned to launch a cyber attack against the terror network after the online magazine launched last June, but the CIA blocked the operation, arguing that it would expose sources and methods, according to the Telegraph.
We here at Dhawal Damania’s Official blog could only laugh at such a incident. Look’s like the priority has changed, This, I think will only frustrate Al Qaeda further, and probably attack somewhere in the world with ‘Cupcake bombs.’ Perhaps, all the countries would want them to be attacked first. 🙂