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Emotet Reemerges with Massive Campaign Targeting Pharma Industry

January 20, 2020 / Jessica Davis
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Proofpoint is urging all organizations to take steps to shore up any vulnerabilities, after detecting a massive Emotet campaign targeting the pharmaceutical industry. The hacking group behind Emotet is known as TA542. Emotet is a modular botnet able to download and install a wide range of malware. It's also known to steal data and send malicious emails from victims. Proofpoint notes that it can easily spread across networks, leveraging infected devices to launch additional attacks. The notorious trojan last resurfaced hijacking email content from its victims in September.