Manchester United suffered a major cyber attack on Thursday evening after hackers tried to breach their internal networking systems.
Less than 24-hours before United play West Brom in the Premier League, it has been reported that the club were the victims of a cyber crime.
According to the Mirror, the club’s security systems were breached which needed cyber security experts to be taken in overnight in order to help protect United’s information.
It has been reported that the hackers trawled the club’s systems while looking for sensitive information but, the Red devils confirmed that no fan data had been compromised.
Manchester United’s officials confirmed the news in a statement which read: “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.”