The Professional Golfers' Association of America is the latest victim of a ransomware attack, most likely the BitPaymer variant.
Bleeping Computer reports:
If corporate America, government entities, and hospitals weren't enough, now ransomware developers are attacking Golf!
According to a report from GolfWeek, computers at the PGA of America’s offices have been infected with ransomware. The victims learned they were infected on Tuesday when ransom notes started appearing on their screen.
"Your network has been penetrated," the ransom note read according to Golfweek's article. "All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorythm [sic]."
Based on these strings and the misspelling of "algorithm", PGA of America was most likely infected with the BitPaymer ransomware. This is the same type of ransomware that recently hit the Alaskan town of Matanuska-Susitna and forced them to use typewriters for a week.