According to experts, hackers have the “characteristic” of attacking Manchester United and being backed by China and Russia.
It disrupted the Premier League club’s IT system prior to a home crash with West Bromwich Albion last night.
2 Manchester United was attacked by hackers in a cyberattack with the “characteristics” of being backed by China and Russia. Credit: Alamy
The club shut down the system, stating that personal data had not been compromised, and added that it “rehearsed this contingency.”
Security expert Neil Doyle said timing suggests that it is intended to “cause confusion in the club.”
The author states: “The sophisticated nature of hacking is characteristic of Russian or Chinese-backed hacking operations.
“The fact that it happened before the scheduled match suggests that the intention was to cause confusion in the club.
“Russia has a huge hacking feature that is often carried out between independent companies to provide a plausible denial to the government.
“Russia’s purpose is to cause turmoil and turmoil in countries that are considered hostile.”
Manchester United’s wealth and worldwide popularity are believed to have the potential to target Manchester United.
2 The club shut down the system, stating that personal data had not been compromised, and added, “We have rehearsed this contingency.” Credit: Alamy
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According to Forbes, Manchester United was worth £ 3 billion last year, making it the third most valuable football club in the world after Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The club statement said: “Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyberattack on our system.
“The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisors to investigate the case and minimize the ongoing IT disruption. Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard celebrate “double dub”
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Manchester United has been hit by a cyberattack with “characteristics of Russian or Chinese hackers”
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