Attack of the cupcakes

Proving yet again that British Intelligence have the coolest spies in the world, the Daily Telegraph in London reports that MI6 and GCHQ have hacked into an al-Qaeda web site, and replaced instructions on how to build a bomb with a recipe for cupcakes.

If I put something like that in a book, people would tell me to take it out because it was too unbelievable. The truth is, reality is frequently stranger than fiction, but the sad fact is that fiction has to be believable, whereas reality operates under no such restriction.

Top marks for the cutest cyber attack in history.


Sarah W said...

No Death by Chocolate, then? Just wondering.

Gary Corby said...

I was dead sure (if you'll excuse the pun), that "Death By Chocolate" would turn out to be a Diane Mott Davidson title. To my surprise, it isn't. There's a culinary murder mystery going begging there.

Misha said...

Hehehe that is sheer genius!

Those cupcakes better be a taste explosion.


Stephanie Thornton said...

Haha! And who says the Brits don't have a sense of humor?

I wonder what type of cupcakes... I'm particular to red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

Gary Corby said...

From the article:

"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!'"

Recipes were taken from “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show. So the British MI6 used American recipes. I guess that was for plausible deniability.

L. T. Host said...

This whole thing is too awesome to exist. You are so right about reality being stranger than fiction.

I would never have dreamed that up in a million years.