In Mia Ash’s case, her identity had been meticulously constructed over more than a year by an international hacking gang
Honey-trappers are posing as beautiful women online to talk to vulnerable men
- In Mia Ash’s situation, the profile was used to steal corporate and strategic plans
- The internet appears to offer a new level of persuasion to honey-trappers
- The techniques bear close similarities to those used by spies trawling for secrets
One can understand how he fell for her. Dark-eyed and alluring, with glossy hair worn in a sexy, tousled style, Mia Ash was 30 years old, a well-educated, successful photographer based in London, independent-minded and looking for love.
The middle-aged executive she approached online was captivated.
He, too, had an interest in photography and they fell into regular conversation…
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