PGA Championship start under attack from hackers, report
According to the Golfweek.com story hackers hijacked the PGA of America’s computer servers, locking officials out of crucial files related to this week’s PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club and next month's Ryder Cup in Paris.
PGA of America staff realized on Tuesday their system had been comprised and received a warning that came with a threat, the report said.
“Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorithm.”
"This may lead to the impossibility of recovery of certain files.”
That includes extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications, and on digital signage around the grounds at Bellerive.
The message also included a Bitcoin wallet number, but no specific ransom amount was demanded.
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