The European football club of Manchester United revealed at the end of last week that it suffered cyber attack, which resulted in its interior being affected systems. The football club stated that it is currently conducting an investigation into the security incident, noting that it is not yet able to determine whether the infringement allowed hackers to obtain access into a data related to fans or customers of Manchester United stores.
Although the football club did not disclose further details about the malicious attack and the possible consequences, it said that the incident did not affect the main media channels, including its official site and mobile applications.
Officials at the popular Manchester United football club said they had identified and taken immediate action to reduce the attack to minimize its potential impact. In addition, the association said it is currently working with security experts to investigate the incident and mitigate the downtime of IT systems. Manchester police were also informed of the incident.
It is worth noting that Manchester United is his second big club United Kingdom who revealed that he had seriously attacked his systems. In July 2018, one hacker gained access to FC Liverpool's IT network, stealing data concerning the club's fans.
According to ZDNet, other UK football clubs have also fallen victim to spear-phishing attacks but also BEC fraudsters, with the hackers behind them seeking access to the clubs ’financial data - according to a report published by the National Cyber Security Center of the United Kingdom last July.
The same report also revealed that an anonymous club also suffered ransomware attack that affected the access gates. However, the incident was rectified in time, allowing fans to enter the stadium to watch the match.