Manchester United have revealed the club’s technology systems have been attacked by cybercriminals in a “sophisticated” operation.
The Red Devils released a statement on Friday evening confirming the breach but said the club’s IT defence system had brought the issue under control.
“Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on our systems,” the statement said.
“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.”
Despite the apparent skill of the hackers, Manchester United insist the club’s website and app were not breached during the attack and that any personal data on fans and customers had not been compromised.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are set to host West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday evening with the club providing assurances that the cyber attack will have no impact on the status of that match.
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