In today's day and age, cyberespionage is nothing new. I've told you about countless attacks against U.S. government agencies and businesses perpetrated by groups associated with China and Russia. But, there's another country that's spying on the U.S. on a large scale, too, and it's a close ally.
According to top secret documents, Israel conducts spying against the U.S. In fact, one report states that Russia and China are the only countries that spy on the U.S. more than Israel.
The relationship between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is strained and The Wall Street Journal recently published a story accusing Israel of spying on U.S. negotiations with Iran based on reports leaked by the White House. Netanyahu has denied those claims and stated that Israel does not spy on the U.S., but NSA documents claim otherwise.
One top-secret 2008 document features an interview with the NSA’s Global Capabilities Manager for Countering Foreign Intelligence, entitled “Which Foreign Intelligence Service Is the Biggest Threat to the US?” He repeatedly names Israel as one of the key threats.