OFFICIAL: Manchester United Confirm Cyber Attack At Old Trafford, Data Leak (Details)
Manchester United have announced that it systems were affected by a cyber attack, MySportDab reports.
Despite the attack, United’s Premier League match against West Brom will still be played today.
Manchester United released a statement late on Friday about the incident.
The Red Devils said they are unaware of any personal data breach after their cyber defences “shut down” the affected servers.
United welcome West Brom to Old Trafford for a 9pm match on Saturday.
Manchester United statement reads: “Manchester United can confirm that we have experienced a cyber attack against our systems.
“We have taken swift action to stop the attack and is now working with the experts to investigate the incident and minimise the IT disruption.
“Although this is a difficult attack by organised cyber criminals, We have extensive protocols and procedures prepared for such an event and the risk.
“Our cyber defences found the attack and shut down all the affected servers to contain the attack and protect personal data.
“Club media channels, website and app, are not affected and we are not aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans or people at the club.
“All systems required for matches to be played at Old Trafford remain very secure and operational.”
Manchester United are currently 14th in the Premier League table after seven league games.
Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eased pressure on himself with a win over Everton before the international break.
The Red Devils have failed to win any of their opening four home matches this season.
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