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Manchester United hit by cyber attack, but fan data is sure

Manchester United host West Brom in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday

Manchester United was hit by a “subtle” cyber attack.

United’s media outlets, website and official app are unaffected by the attack.

“The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is working with technical advisors to investigate the incident,” the club said in a statement.

The club says there are “extensive protocols and procedures” in place for such incidents and they have “studied the risk”.

“Our cyber defense has identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect data,” the statement added.

“We are currently not aware of any personal data breaches from our fans or customers. All critical systems required to run games at Old Trafford remain secure and operational.”

United has notified the information commissioner’s office and a forensic trace is in progress to determine more details about the attack.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police Department said on Saturday: “We are aware of a cyber-related incident at Manchester United Football Club and are currently investigating it.”

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