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[ISN] With espionage at 'Cold War levels, ' CSIS warns travelling spies not to fall for sexual 'honey traps'



http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/14/with-espionage-at-cold-war-levels-csis-warns-travelling-spies-not-to-fall-for-sexual-honey-traps/

By Jim Bronskill
Canadian Press
13/07/14

Canada's spy agency has quietly warned travelling government officials they might be drugged, kidnapped or blackmailed after being enticed into a sexual "honey trap" by an attractive stranger.

Foreign intelligence services see federal employees -- and the proprietary information they carry -- as prized targets, and precautions must be taken to prevent the pilfering of secret files, says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

The threat has prompted CSIS to prepare a special guide advising Canadian officials to be wary of saying too much around taxi drivers, letting a laptop computer out of their sight, or even stashing confidential material in a hotel safe.

A copy of the 2012 CSIS publication, "Far From Home: A Travel Security Guide for Government Officials," was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.

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