MailOnline published a report saying that UK's Ministry of Defence Manual of Security issued the warning for British officials who are currently in China and Russia.
Warning issued by the ministry claimed that "beautiful women" can be spies and they might be laid as honey trap. It has been claimed that the women could be agents of Russia intelligence service. [Read: Chinese envoy, wife detained for leaking 'national security' secrets to Japan]
"Beautiful women" can be spies and they might be laid as honey trap
These honey traps are used to extract intelligence from officials, asserted the statement issued by British ministry. In fact, both men and women have been used to extract information like this, mentioned the media report.
Here it can be recalled that such a spy scandal had rocked the US in 2010. A Russian woman, who was identified as Anna Chapman, was arrested on charges of spying for Russia and was deported. Chapman was a British citizen but used to live in New York. [Read: Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel]
Another Russian woman, Katia Zatuliveter working as an aide for Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, was arrested on charges of espionage on the orders of Britain's spy agency MI5 in the same year.