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Report: Hackers Compromise PGA of America Files For Bellerive

PGA of America is trying to regain control of computer servers that have kept officials from accessing files for the PGA Championship.

August 09, 2018 - 7:03 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - Hackers seize control of some PGA computer servers and are causing a headache for staffers ahead of this week's PGA Championship at Bellerive and next week's Ryder Cup.

The magazine says on its website that PGA staff members discovered their systems had been compromised when attempts to access files generated a message that the network had been penetrated and that any attempt to break the encryption could cause files to be lost.

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Golfweek reports the files included promotional banners and logos that are used in digital and print communications, and on digital signage around Bellerive Country Club.

The magazine says the message included a Bitcoin wallet number, without stating what was required to regain control of the files.

A PGA spokesperson declined comment citing an ongoing investigation.

KMOX will update this story as more information becomes available.