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. . . .(read more)