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Gordon Brown aide a victim of honeytrap operation by Chinese agents
Sunday Times ^ | 07/20/08 | David Leppard and Claire Newell

Posted on 07/20/2008 12:23:17 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Gordon Brown aide a victim of honeytrap operation by Chinese agents

David Leppard and Claire Newell

A top aide to Gordon Brown has been a suspected victim of a “honeytrap” operation by Chinese intelligence agents.

The aide, a senior Downing Street adviser who was with the prime minister on a trip to China earlier this year, had his BlackBerry phone stolen after being picked up by a Chinese woman who had approached him in a Shanghai hotel disco.

The aide agreed to return to his hotel with the woman. He reported the BlackBerry missing the next morning.

The aide, whose identity is known to The Sunday Times, immediately reported the theft to the prime minister’s Special Branch protection team and was informally reprimanded.

A senior official said yesterday that the incident had all the hallmarks of a suspected honeytrap by Chinese intelligence. The incident will raise fresh questions about the security of sensitive official information. It follows a spate of high-profile cases where data from government departments have been lost.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; china; gordonbrown; honeytrap
Well, if it were Bill Clinton, he would have put a price tage for each security item he would surrender according to quality of services rendered.
1 posted on 07/20/2008 12:23:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/20/2008 12:23:53 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“The aide agreed to return to his hotel with the woman. He reported the BlackBerry missing the next morning.”

How stupid are these high level gov officials?!


3 posted on 07/20/2008 12:29:58 AM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: FocusNexus
I suspect we could see it happening with U.S. gov if Obama is elected.
4 posted on 07/20/2008 12:37:55 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

PRC/PLA honey traps have caught a number of Taiwan officials in the last few years. They run an active game with some well-trained bait.


5 posted on 07/20/2008 1:00:50 AM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What a SAP!!


6 posted on 07/20/2008 1:09:19 AM PDT by shadowcat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

obama kin included!!!!!


7 posted on 07/20/2008 1:09:54 AM PDT by shadowcat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Not very good work on the Chinese part. They should have inserted some spyware on the unit ( preferably a virus that would infect the other systems on the network ) and got it back to him before he missed it.


8 posted on 07/20/2008 2:01:51 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: TigerLikesRooster

or maybe the hooker just stole it


9 posted on 07/20/2008 2:09:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Another sticky wicket!


10 posted on 07/20/2008 2:22:36 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Judges are not above the Constitution. Remove them when they violate it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No honeytrap needed with the Madelyn Halfbright crew. Didn’t they ‘lose’ seven laptops at one time?

I always suspected her buddies at State had every classified bit of information for sale to the highest bidder.


11 posted on 07/20/2008 3:23:39 AM PDT by Carley
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I can relate to this poor guy. I once met a girl at a beutiful girl at a party.
Ten years later I woke up and she had my house and 75% of my money and making me pay her to see my kids.


12 posted on 07/20/2008 3:37:28 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Horny trap.
13 posted on 07/20/2008 4:25:51 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hope this won’t undermine your faith in the virtue of anonymous women you pick up in hotel discos, but she might also have been a garden variety thief. Though they usually pose as simple, honest prostitutes.

I guess the temptation was overwhelming. How could the reporter resist the urge to use the formulation, “honey trap”?


14 posted on 07/20/2008 4:32:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: Mr. K
or maybe the hooker just stole it

It's just human nature. He couldn't resist. The reported gave in to common human frailty and succumb to the temptation to use the construction, "honey trap".

15 posted on 07/20/2008 4:35:38 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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"Last week it emerged that US intelligence and security officials were debating whether to warn business people and other travellers heading to the Beijing Olympics about the dangers posed by Chinese computer hackers.

Joel Brenner, the US government’s top counter-intelligence official, warned: “So many people are going to the Olympics and are going to get electronically undressed.”"



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16 posted on 07/20/2008 4:47:44 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: FocusNexus

You have several stupid standards by which to gauge him: Carter Stupid, Bush 1 stupid, Clinton stupid, Bush Redux stupid and the highest of the low, Obama stupid, even if he doesn’t get elected.


17 posted on 07/20/2008 5:20:27 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I thought that was “being Murphied”

Perhaps she just wanted the expensive phone.


18 posted on 07/20/2008 5:33:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If he were gay, this wouldn’t have happened. Send gay officials next time. /s


19 posted on 07/20/2008 8:43:38 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: DainBramage

I’d crawl through broken glass and pay whatever it took to see my kid(s) and while I may not be happy about it or endeared towards the other parent, I’d do whatever it took to be a part of my child’s life.

It’s funny how often I see men on this forum complaining about how the ex wife took them - but seldom do they explain how they chose their ex wife and maybe (maybe not) but, if there had been better choices than just looks at a party, the ending might be different later.


20 posted on 07/20/2008 12:01:33 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr
Also I wonder how many times these same men were actually the cause of the marriage breakup as well in that they had an affair and when there wife called foul and demanded a divorce and what they are entitled to financially.
21 posted on 07/20/2008 3:49:00 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
So there was nothing in the report about whether the aide was married or not. Not surprising from a European newspaper, but it would have been interesting information about the character of the government officials. Maybe I should infer from the lack of reporting that the aide was married?

-PJ

22 posted on 07/20/2008 4:07:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: snugs

I’ve wondered the same.


23 posted on 07/20/2008 4:17:13 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: TigerLikesRooster

can we see her pic to determine guilt?


24 posted on 07/20/2008 4:19:10 PM PDT by isom35
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To: porter_knorr

Uhm I never said anything about not loving my kids.

(sigh) Im sure ikts all my fault I shouldnt blame her in the least.

I should also have known some goob would hammer me over a little humor.


25 posted on 07/20/2008 6:22:28 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

yeah - if your humor falls flat - resorting to name calling always makes it funnier.


26 posted on 07/20/2008 6:30:46 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

LOL I thought it was very funny. You been here a year and already policing the place! Keep up the good work rounding up us trouble makers.


27 posted on 07/20/2008 10:02:47 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

ha, if all else fails—look for an easy out...


28 posted on 07/20/2008 10:33:51 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr; snugs
What in the hell do you know about me? I have five great kids that I did crawl through glass to be with. Maybe if I hadnt caught my ex in the sack with another guy with them in the house it would have worked out huh? You can KMA.

Many, many, many men have every right to say they have gotten the shaft because they have. I paid half my income for five years to a woman that never spent a dime on raising my kids yet whored around and doing drugs night and day with them in the house . I eventually got custody and put 4 through college with the youngest going next year.

Enough of your sanctimonious BS. You have no idea who the people are your talking to or what their lives are like. You just flitter around passing judgement starting fights over something you most likely have never been through and know little or nothing about. Of course I've seen alot of people on FR like you too. /

29 posted on 07/21/2008 4:19:34 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

little defensive huh?

I’m sure it was all your ex wife’s fault, nothing at all was your fault, you were a perfect husband.


30 posted on 07/21/2008 9:34:41 AM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

Yep it was all my fault. Leave me aloneplease, I dont tolerate fools long.


31 posted on 07/21/2008 4:11:47 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

I’ll respond as long as I’d like to. You put the personal comment out there, and then got hot under the collar about it and have been nothing but rude since, so if you don’t want your posts to be commented on, stop making it so easy.


32 posted on 07/21/2008 4:15:14 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

comment on man, you win.


33 posted on 07/21/2008 6:57:40 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

I know!


34 posted on 07/21/2008 9:43:36 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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