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Manchester United's clash with West Brom will go ahead despite a major cyber security breach at the club on Thursday.
IT experts were drafted in overnight to help shut down the attack, with United confirming that Saturday’s 8pm kick-off against the Baggies had not been affected.
Hackers broke through United’s defence systems and trawled for sensitive information in what the club described as ‘sophisticated operation’.
Despite that, though, they are confident they failed to breach any fan or customer data.
A statement from the club read: Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on our systems.
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“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 risk.
“Our cyber defences identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect data.
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"Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.
“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.”
It is understood that forensic tracing was ongoing last night as the club sought to identify whether any fan data has been accessed.