Hackers warned PGA staff that any attempt to break the encryption would lead to the complete loss of all files
Hackers have taken control of computer servers belonging to the PGA of America, demanding a bitcoin ransom from the golf association in order to return them.
Staff discovered ransomware in their computer systems two days before the PGA Championship, which tees off in Missouri.
Ransomware works by encrypting the data held on a network’s servers, which the hackers then demand a ransom.
Hackers warned PGA staff that any attempt to break the encryption would lead to the complete loss of all files on the system.
The hackers warned the staff of PGA, “Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorithm.
We exclusively have decryption software for your organization. No decryption software is available in the public.
So far, the hackers have not indicated how many Bitcoins they want.