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Microsoft Teams messages will now be reportable in Office 365

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The Office 365 safety features will soon allow users of the video conferencing platform to flag suspicious Microsoft Teams messages as a security issue.

This service, provided by Microsoft Defender, will be accessible to Office 365 customers and will function similarly to the present method of reporting suspicious emails.

SPIM in Microsoft Teams

According to Microsoft’s official Microsoft 365 roadmap, the new solution will help a firm “defend itself using Microsoft Teams.”

Given the closeness to present systems, all it would take to block harmful communication would be to click on a Defender pop-up warning alerting to the existence of dangers.

The feature is now “under development” with a planned launch in January 2023. When launched, the business claims Teams and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 will be available to everyone who utilises the web or a desktop computer.

This is the latest in a series of upgrades to Microsoft Teams targeted at lowering vulnerabilities and boosting user safety.

When Microsoft expanded Defender for Office 365 Safe Links in July 2021, the platform gained the ability to automatically stop phishing attempts. This programme evaluates all links shared in Microsoft Teams to see if they’re hazardous.

During that period, Microsoft said its detection algorithms found two million distinct URL-based payloads used by criminals in credential phishing campaigns each month.

Hackers have long considered Microsoft Teams interesting because it allows them to access a firm through its employees. Microsoft Teams messages and channels are being exploited by attackers to propagate malicious executable (.exe) files throughout organizations, according to a 2022 research. Once enabled, these files can distribute harmful content to any member of the organization through direct messages or channels.

In another recent Microsoft 365 phishing campaign, phoney government institutions including the Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation were targets.

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