Man Utd suffer major cyber security breach in bid to retrieve ‘sensitive info’

Manchester United vs West Brom will still go ahead despite a serious security breach for the Red Devils this week.

On Thursday, a major cyber attack was taken out on the club by sophisticated hackers.

IT experts were brought in overnight to help deal with the incident and shut down the breach.

Sensitive information was sought as the hackers trawled past United’s defence systems to retrieve data.

However, the Red Devils are confident they failed in their efforts to obtain any fan or customer information.

A statement from United to the Mirror read: “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.

“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.

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“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 tomorrow’s game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.”

The club are still investigating the matter heading into the weekend.

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