Would-be hacker leaves his calling card

It’s been some time since anyone attempted to hack this blog, but this past week we’ve weathered (successfully, we should add) two separate attacks. Granted, they came from the same person, who was apparently quite determined to find a vulnerability. As it happens, the hacker wound up telling us more about himself than he intended…

Hoaxtead Research: Three years on and going strong

We confess it’s hard to believe, but three years ago today, Scarlet Scoop hit “publish” on the very first post here at Hoaxtead Research. At 2,298 posts, nearly 1.3 million hits, and 94,000 comments from our readers, we’re going stronger than ever. Our goal, which we stated on the blog’s first birthday, is “to stand up and say…

Miles learns a valuable lesson about Angela

Many years ago when El Coyote was but a pup, wise old Ma Coyote used to say, “If your friend gossips about everybody to you, you can be certain that eventually she’ll gossip to everybody about you”. (She also had some choice advice about roadrunners and gravity, but we won’t get into that now.) Ma…

Angela Power-Disney’s blog suspended

Yesterday we learned that Angela Power-Disney’s blog, Angelascaches.org, has been suspended. It is unclear whether the blog disappeared because of a defamation or harassment complaint—and we can think of many people who’d have grounds for either—or because Angela has been failing to pay her blog-hosting bills. Or perhaps she failed to renew her domain registration…but…

Was it ‘Sign someone up for something stupid’ Day?

We admit it. It was bad of us, but we sniggered when we saw that some enterprising soul had signed Angela Power-Disney up for membership in the Church of Satan. Hardly “entrapment”, Angie, but certainly an amusing and rather fitting prank…particularly since we can just see you trying to explain to your fellow Hoaxtead mobsters how…

Media Watch takes on ’60 Minutes Special Investigation’

Thanks to regular commenter Ghost of Sam for sending us this post from Australia’s excellent Media Watch site. The article looks back on the infamous “60 Minutes Special Investigation” which aired in July 2015, breathlessly proclaiming that “Britain’s biggest-ever scandal is about to explode…”. The scandal in question, of course, was the infamous “VIP paedophile…

It’s that time again…

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is generally a bit of a dead zone when it comes to news from the Hoaxtead mob, so we’re taking a bit of a break. We haven’t gone away—as always, we have one eye on the mobsters’ antics, and of course we’re monitoring email. But for the…