Kyocera AVX corp report ransomware attack exposing 39k individuals

published: Nov. 10, 2023

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Kyocera AVX Components Corporation (KAVX), a manufacturer of advanced electronic components and a subsidiary of the Japanese semiconductor giant Kyocera, has reported a data breach affecting the personal information of 39,111 individuals as a result of a ransomware attack.

The breach, discovered on October 10, 2023, involved hackers gaining unauthorized access to KAVX's systems between February 16 and March 30, 2023.

LockBit ransomware gang claimed responsibility for compromising KAVX on May 26, 2023, and published samples of the stolen data on their extortion portal.

The incident specifically servers located in Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, resulting in the encryption of certain systems and temporary disruptions to services. KAVX determined that the compromised servers contained personal information belonging to individuals globally.

While the notice indicates that at least full names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) were exposed, it is unclear if additional details were also compromised. KAVX emphasizes that, although there is no evidence of the stolen data being misused by cybercriminals, there is a potential risk of identity theft and fraud for the affected individuals, urging them to exercise caution.

In response to the breach, KAVX is offering a 12-month dark web monitoring and password leak service at its expense for all individuals impacted by the incident.

Kyocera AVX corp report ransomware attack exposing 39k individuals