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Man Utd’s January transfer plans in chaos after scouting network hacked in cyber attack on computer database


MANCHESTER UNITED’S January transfer plans are in chaos after their scouting network was hacked amid the club’s ongoing cyber attack scandal.

The Mirror reports the Red Devils fear confidential material regarding player targets and active scouting missions may have been compromised.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's January transfer plans are up in the air after the club were hacked

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s January transfer plans are up in the air after the club were hackedCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

United confirmed last week that the club was hit by a ‘sophisticated operation by organised criminals’.

The assault on their computer systems reportedly left staff still locked out of club email accounts a week after the event.

United have brought in a team of technical experts to contain the damage but could face a £15million fine if they pay a ransom to hackers.

United are owned by the American Glazer family and as the club are listed on the New York Stock Exchange they are subject to US law.

If they paid a fee they would be breaking legislation and could be sanctioned by the US Treasury.

Hackers are understood to be holding United to ransom for millions of pounds with the possibility they will leak sensitive information or block access to it.

The identity of the attackers and the amount being demanded are currently unclear but paying a lump sum would not guarantee information isn’t leaked.

United revealed their internal investigation to assess the extent of the security breach is still ongoing but the club are also at risk of being slapped with a fine in the UK if data security laws are found to have been breached.

The Red Devils have been knocked back by the unexpected disruption with the January transfer window just weeks away.

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United operate an extensive global scouting operation with a sophisticated network and advanced planning is well underway ahead of the next two windows.

As is common with all top clubs, United use a bespoke online scouting system based on analysis, data and video footage.

The report states that the system is being looked at as part of the forensic investigation.

Files are kept on transfer targets and the confidential material inside as well as United stars’ sensitive private information may have been targeted.

United say they are not aware of any…

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Traders Settle Case Tied to Hack of SEC’s Corporate Database


Two men accused of trading on information hacked from a government database will pay $425,000 to settle regulatory claims, a fraction of the illegal profits they were alleged to have earned.

The outcome is more evidence that the effort to punish those responsible for the 2016 hack—which embarrassed the Securities and Exchange Commission, from which the data was stolen—is winding down without dire consequences for the accused. The alleged hackers, who live in Ukraine, remain free. The State Department recently offered $1 million…

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Florida man charged with hacking into voter database and changing DeSantis’ home address


Anthony Steven Guevara, 20, also accessed the voter registrations of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and basketball legend Michael Jordan, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, but did not make any changes.

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