Russian spies seduce soldiers on social media

The Russian woman sent to seduce a military official/infiltrate Western society is not exactly a new trope. James Bond tangled with at least three such characters that I can remember. But now they’ve apparently moved from bars serving vodka martinis to Facebook. According to a report by Politico, Russian spies befriend soldiers on social media, posing as beautiful women. They can then either get in touch with the soldiers directly, or ‘seduce’ them with propaganda, in series of phishing attacks designed to either gain information or sew sympathy. Social media in general is another problem the intelligence community tackles. Discretion is…

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