Ransomware Attack at Kyocera

November 20, 2023


Kyocera AVX (KAVX) Components Corporation suffered a ransomware attack in March on servers in its Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina locations that temporarily disrupted operations and resulted a breach of over 39,000 people, company officials said.
Upon learning of the incident, the company launched an investigation into the attack and hired an outside third party cybersecurity expert and notified law enforcement. KAVX is an American manufacturer of advanced electronic components and a subsidiary of the Japanese semiconductor giant Kyocera. Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Incident Date

March 30, 2023


Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source