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Manchester United reports system being hit by cyberattack

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  • Dec 12, 2020

The allegations are put on the system of Manchester United said its system were hacked and hit by a cyberattack on Friday. The English football club started investigating very deeply on its system and was working to minimize the ongoing IT disruption and if someone is entering the firewall or not. The club media channels, including the website and mobile app, were unaffected and the company said it was not aware of any personal data breach associated with fans or customers. It is a high risk matter and it can extract the confidential data of the club which can be an unfair play in the football matches. The company said its cyber defenses identified the attack and shut down the affected system to contain the damage and protect data. The cyber attack is now growing very rapidly and it may cause a very heavy damage to the security of many individuals and also affect the nations security. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyber-threats. The practice is used by individuals and enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.

The goal of implementing cybersecurity is to provide a good security posture for computers, servers, networks, mobile devices and the data stored on these devices from attackers with malicious intent. Cyber-attacks can be designed to access, delete, or extort an organization’s or users sensitive data; making cybersecurity vital. Medical, government, corporate and financial organizations, may all hold vital personal information on an individual. Cybersecurity is a continuously changing field, with the development of technologies that open up new avenues for cyberattacks. Additionally, even though significant security breaches are the ones that often get publicized, small organizations still have to concern themselves with security breaches, as they may often be the target of viruses and phishing.

To protect organizations, employees and individuals, organizations and services should implement cybersecurity tools, training, risk management approaches and continually update systems as technologies change and evolve. One of the most problematic elements of cybersecurity is the continually evolving nature of security risks. As new technologies emerge, and technology is used in new or different ways, new avenues of attack are developed as well. Keeping up with these continual changes and advances in attacks can be challenging to organizations, as well as updating their practices to protect against them. This also includes ensuring that all the elements of cybersecurity are continually changed and updated to protect against potential vulnerabilities. This can be especially challenging for smaller organizations.

Additionally, today, there is a lot of potential data an organization can gather on individuals who take part in one of their services. With more data being collected, the likelihood of a cybercriminal who wants to steal personally identifiable information is another concern. For example, an organization that stores personally identifiable information in the cloud may be subject to a ransomware attack, and should do what they can to prevent a cloud breach. 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.