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Microsoft Adds State-Sponsored Attacks to User Security Report Measures

Microsoft Adds State-Sponsored Attacks to User Security Report Measures - top government contractors - best government contracting event

new-microsoft-logo_EMMicrosoft has announced the company will begin to notify users of state-sponsored attacks that target their account details in addition to the software maker’s current reporting measures.

Scott Charney, Microsoft corporate vice president for trustworthy computing, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the company is taking this step to inform customers if an attack is state-sponsored “because it is likely that the attack could be more sophisticated.“

“We already notify users if we believe their accounts have been targeted or compromised by a third party, and we provide guidance on measures users can take to keep their accounts secure,“ writes Charney.

Charney added the “notifications do not mean that Microsoft's own systems have in any way been compromised.“

Microsoft recommends that users adopt two-step verification, use a strong password, keep an eye on suspicious activity and websites and update software tools on a regular basis to help protect customer accounts.

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Written by Jay Clemens

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