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Manchester United have suffered a ‘Sophisticated’ Cyber attack

Sun 22 November 2020 | 10:08

The Red Devils declared that the fan’s data is safe and secure.

Manchester United

have verified that they were hit by a cyber-attack. However, they are not yet aware of any of the fan’s personal data being breached. The club is hosting West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and stated that the

Premier League

will happen according to the plan. They assured that all systems needed for the match to take place remains secure and their media channel is not affected.

United said: "Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber-attack on our systems. The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption.”

They added: "Although this is a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this risk. Our cyber defences identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect data. Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.”

"All critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and [Saturday's] game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead."

source: SportMob