The football club said it had shut down the affected systems but confirmed that the personal data of customers and fans had not been breached

Cybercriminals have targeted Manchester United’s computer systems in a “sophisticated” hacking operation, but the English Premier League team have said they have repelled the strike

According to a statement released Friday evening, “cyber defenses” have identified “the sophisticated operation of organized cybercriminals” and the club shut down the affected systems to “contain the damage and protect the data”

“The club took swift action to contain the attack and are currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimize the ongoing computer disruption,” he said

#mufc statement: “Manchester United can confirm club suffered cyber attack on our systems The club took swift action to contain the attack – working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimize harm computer disturbances in progress “#mulive [mirror]

All ‘critical systems’ needed for matches to take place at Old Trafford were secured, the statement said, adding that Saturday’s game against West Bromwich Albion would go as planned

“We are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers,” he added

“These types of attacks are becoming more and more common and it bears repeating,” a spokesperson for the club told the PA News Agency

United languished in 14th place in the Premier League table and a strong start to the Champions League campaign took a hit with a 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir

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Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/21/hackers-target-premier-league-giants-manchester