Al Qaeda magazine hacked, replacing its bomb-making instructions with recipes for cupcakesby Hugh Holub on Jun. 04, 2011, under politics
From the Los Angeles Times June 3, 2011:
British spy agents reportedly hack Al Qaeda magazine, replacing its bomb-making instructions with recipes for cupcakes
Hackers have been in the news a lot lately with high-profile attacks on Google, PBS and Sony.
Now comes a story by the Associated Press that reports British spy agents “managed to hack into the extremist Inspire magazine, replacing its bombmaking instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.”
Inspire is an English-language magazine that is said to be produced by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. According to the AP article, the publication is sent to websites and email addresses as a PDF file.
In its summer edition last year, Inspire featured an article titled “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.” But British spy agents belonging to GCHQ infiltrated the pages and “corrupted” them, erasing the instructions and leaving the cupcake recipe in its place.
Gotta love those British hackers….