A football club, Manchester United Plc can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on its systems.
Manchester United Football Club
Manchester United Plc. operates as a professional sports club. The European football club disclosed on late Friday a cyber-security incident that impacted its internal systems.
However, the football club is unaware of their fan’s or customer’s personal data breaches.
On the other hand, the company mentioned “We have taken swift actions to contain the attack and currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimize the ongoing IT disruption.”
“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,” club officials said in a press release.
Major Security Breach:
Manchester United, The second major UK club to disclose a major security breach.
Similarly, In July 2018 Liverpool FC‘s faced a serious data breach resulting in data of around 150 supporters.
As per UK National Cyber Security Centre report sources, this kind of spear-phishing attacks were also faced by other UK football clubs also BEC scammers targetting to hijack club payments.
On the same vein, an unnamed club also suffered a ransomware attack that stopping the turnstiles from working.