Microsoft has joined a growing list of technology firms that will inform users if they have been targeted by nation-state cyber snoops.
The move was confirmed by Scott Charney, corporate vice president of trustworthy computing at Microsoft, who explained that the company will now warn users if an account has been “compromised” by a government or nation-state attacker.
“We’re taking this additional step of specifically letting you know if we have evidence that the attacker may be state-sponsored because it is likely that the attack could be more sophisticated or more sustained than attacks from cyber criminals and others,” he said.
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