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Microsoft to add ‘nation-state activity alerts’ to Defender for Office 365

Microsoft is working on adding a new security alert to the dashboard of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (formerly Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection) that will notify companies when their employees are being targeted by nation-state threat actors.

The feature was added on Saturday to the Microsoft 365 roadmap website.

The idea behind the feature is not new. Since 2016, Microsoft began tracking nation-state hacking groups and the attacks they orchestrate against Microsoft email accounts.

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