British secret agents have revealed a new strategy in the online global was on terrorism, cupcake recipes. Gawker reports:
As the story goes, they swapped potentially-destructive bomb-making tutorials with jumbled-up code for the Ellen DeGeneres talkshow website, which contained cupcake recipes from Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio. Recipes for delicious-sounding mojito and rocky road cupcakes, which contained the caveat “warning: sugar rush ahead!” Uh-oh—watch out for that dangerous sugar rush, terrorists!
Spanning 67 pages, the CIA described Inspire by saying that “the packaging of this magazine may be slick, but the contents are as vile as the authors.” Initially containing articles by Osama bin Laden and his crew, along with the tantalizing read “what to expect in Jihad,” the first issue was sabotaged but that reportedly didn’t stop a reissue from being published a fortnight later, along with four more issues.