The servers in question included numerous PGA banners, logos, signage and year-long rework of old logos and banners that can not be replicated easily. The compromised files also include creative materials for next month's Ryder Cup in France, the magazine reports.
"Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorythm [sic]". They also provided a Bitcoin wallet number, but no specific ransom amount was asked for. Bitcoin wallets can't be traced to an individual or entity or used to identify suspects. "No decryption software is available in the public".
It's unclear if the hack has or will affect the PGA Championship.
In the meantime, the PGA and IT experts are addressing the problem, but have yet to regain control of the files.
An anonymous source for the PGA told Golfweek that the organization has no plans to meet the hackers' demands.