PGA ⛳ Championship Servers Hacked and Files Locked ๐Ÿ”

PGA ⛳ Championship Servers Hacked and Files Locked ๐Ÿ”

Hackers have broken into servers belonging to PGA of America, which runs the PGA Championship golf tournament.

Files containing marketing materials for that competition as well as the Ryder Cup in France have been locked, pending payment of a ransom.

A Bitcoin address was provided, but the hackers did not specify a desired amount, according to sports magazine Golfweek.

A PGA spokesman told BBC News he had no comment as the incident was ongoing.

He did add, however, that the PGA Championship would not be affected.

The encrypted files included promotional banners and logos used online and in print, as well as logos that may be used for future tournaments.

Golfweek reported that the hackers sent an email address and offered to decrypt two files to prove they could unlock them.

"We exclusively have decryption software for your situation," they are alleged to have written.

"No decryption software is available in the public."

The hackers also warned that any attempts to crack the encryption could cause the loss of the data in question.

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