Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack on their computer systems. But they are not “currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers”.
Liverpool fans say ‘its the best attack they have made for years’: A club statement 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 eventuality.
“Our 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 not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.
“We are confident that all critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational. And that tomorrow’s game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.”
Despite the statement, news organisations including Global247news have been receiving ‘suspicious’ emails from the club. Whilst we identified them as bogus – they were cleverly presented.
Although the club has become the butt of jokes from rivals Liverpool.
Liverpool fan Gary Adamson, from Taunton said: ” It’s the best attack they have made for years”
” Their defences have leaked for a few years now, especially under the Norwegian flop.” laughed Adam Brown.
Brown a Youtube presenter with his global show ‘Football With Brownie’ this week received an email from the club, which now looks like it was sent by the hackers. Brown said ‘ I received an email in regards one of my videos. It arrived at just before midnight and was supposed to to be from their media officer. It looked official but the time gave it away, I had it checked out and confirmed as ‘fake’ – now I know why I didn’t get a reply.
Global247news also received two emails to our New York news desk, which were destroyed as they couldn’t be substantiated as genuine.
It appears the attacks were made against news stations and TV / Internet presenters especially who have commented on the poor performance of the club and the bad attitude of their players in recent times.
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