Daiichi Sankyo has recently confirmed that some of our computers were infected with the malware, "Emotet," and that several spam emails (also known as “spoofing emails”) have been sent which appear to be from Daiichi Sankyo employees.

We would like to express our deepest apologies for any inconvenience or anxiety this malware has caused our customers, business partners, and other stakeholders.

One way to distinguish a spoofing email is that the sender's name and the name in the email address are different.

Daiichi Sankyo uses the domain, name@daiichisankyo.co.jp (in addition to other, similar variations) for our corporate emails.

If you receive a suspicious email, please confirm that the sender’s name and the name in the email address are the same. If they are different, or if the email cannot otherwise be verified as coming from Daiichi Sankyo, please delete the email immediately and without opening any attached files or links. 

The Daiichi Sankyo group of companies is constantly working on security measures, including anti-malware measures; however, in response the Emotet malware, we will both strive to limit its effect as well further strengthen our anti-malware measures in the future.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.