PGA's servers reportedly hacked in Bitcoin extortion attempt

Paola Ditto
Agosto 10, 2018

Disturbing news Wednesday night from the PGA, as Golfweek is reporting that PGA servers have been hacked.

Oosthuizen, 35, finished second at the PGA Championship a year ago.

The files contained creative materials for both events, including "extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications, and on digital signage around the grounds at Bellerive", along with logo designs for future PGA Championships, Lynch reported.

Per Golfweek's report, hackers left a message for the PGA staff, leaving the message, "Your network has been penetrated".

The message further stated that any attempted to break the encryption would cause the loss of the data and any possibility of recovering of the files. IT experts are frantically trying to resolve the situation and ensure that the tournament remains unaffected. Also, reports state that the hacking is not believed to have impacted the PGA Championship yet.

The PGA of America declined comment, saying it was an ongoing investigation.

The PGA of America has no intention of meeting any extortion demands, an anonymous source told Lynch.

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