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UK PM's Aide Loses BlackBerry In Chinese Honeytrap 260

Posted by timothy
from the my-envy-exceeds-his-chagrin dept.
longacre writes "The Times of London is today reporting a January incident in which a top aide to Prime Minister Gordon Brown discovered his BlackBerry missing from his hotel room after spending the night with an attractive woman who approached him in a Shanghai disco. Seems this was a run-of-the-mill BlackBerry without any encryption, only a simple password lock. The greatest fear is that, even if the device did not contain any sensitive messages at the time, there was likely enough information on board for a hostile intelligence service to snake its way deep into Downing Street's email servers. The aide was 'informally reprimanded.'"
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UK PM's Aide Loses BlackBerry In Chinese Honeytrap

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