BLM sports specialist comments on latest cyber attack to hit the industry

30 Nov 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre recently published a report showing 70 per cent of major sports organisations are targeted by hackers every 12 months. Manchester United is the latest club to be affected as it’s believed to be facing a ransom demand over an attack which “has left the club unable to yet fully restore its computer systems”.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Head of Creative, Digital & Marketing and sports specialist at BLM, Steve Kuncewicz said:

“I think United did the right thing by getting out in front of it as best they can by letting their fans know that they don’t think any of their personal data has been compromised, because what they do next will depend upon the extent of the infiltration.”

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