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MI6: Operation Cupcake

British intelligence used cupcake recipes to ruin al-Qaida website

An Al-Qaeda online magazine had instructions on how to make lethal pipe bombs, as well as articles by Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahir has been hacked by British intelligence agency MI6. The agents involved replaced all the content with encrypted cupcake recipes instead. Pretty amusing. It may have been more prudent to simply monitor the chatter and traffic on the site to gather intelligence, but the operation is still funny. (via The Telegraph)