Even Golfers Aren’t Safe From Ransomware

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The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America has been hit with ransomware, with cybercriminals demanding a payment in bitcoin to a specific wallet address. According to Cryptovest, the message read, “Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorithm.” The message also included the typical warning not to attempt to break the encryption themselves or they would lose all of their data.

Although the affected system contained all of the creative media needed to market the association’s entry into the Ryder Cup, sources say that the PGA does not plan to meet the demands. There are also reports that the association’s IT staff has been unsuccessful


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