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Hackers have broken into the servers, the running of the PGA Championship golf tournament include the PGA of America which was set to be held at the golf holidays direct course.
Files with marketing materials, the competition, as well as the Ryder Cup has been blocked in France, to the payment of a ransom.
A Bitcoin address has been provided, but the Hacker will not give you the desired amount, according to sports magazine Golfweek.
A PGA spokesman told BBC News he had no comment as the incident was in progress.
He did, however, add that the PGA would not championship.
The encrypted files include the ad-Banner and logos online and in print, as well as the logos that can be used for future tournaments.
Golfweek reported that the hackers sent an E-Mail address and offered two files decode to prove that you could unlock. If you want to practice while the tournaments is reschedule try this home golf simulators.
“We have the only decryption software for your situation,” you have supposedly written.
“No decryption software is available in the public domain.”
The hackers also warned that any attempts to crack the encryption, might result in the loss of the data in question.
Software to lock the data, and demands that a ransom be paid in order to grant access, again, is known as ransomware.
It has to try to be an increasingly common way to extort people and companies, but in the case of most cyber-security experts do not recommend the payment of a ransom.
This is because it can encourage such criminal activities, and there is never a guarantee that the hackers will be Yes to unlock the files, once payment is received.