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Manchester United hit by cyber attack as hackers target club’s IT systems in ‘sophisticated operation by organised criminals’

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Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack as hackers targeted the club’s IT systems.

The Red Devils confirmed they were the victims of a “sophisticated operation by organised criminals”.

But they are confident no personal data has been breached and today’s Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford will go ahead.

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.

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