Manchester United repels cyber attack

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Manchester United has revealed it was the subject of a cyber attack on its computer systems.

The Old Trafford club said it took swift actions to contain the attack and is working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption.

In a statement, the club said: “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.

“Club media channels, including our website and mobile app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans or customers.”

It said all critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and tonight’s (November 21) game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.