Manchester United hit by cyber attack

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Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack on their systems, but they are “currently aware any breach personal data associated with fans and ”.

The Red Devils confirmed the hacking on Friday evening, but said they are confident that Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford will go ahead.

A club statement read: “Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on systems.

“The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption.

“Although this is a sophisticated by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this eventuality.

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 currently aware any breach personal data associated with our fans and .

“We are confident that all critical systems required for matches to place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and that tomorrow’ game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.”

A spokesman for United added: “These type attacks are becoming and common and are something you have to rehearse for.”

United have informed the Commissioner’ , as required, and the club forensic tracing is being carried out in a bid to establish detail about the attack.