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Man Utd manage to see off hacker attack

Manchester United's battle with hackers is over, it has been revealed.

United were being held to ransom amid fears top-secret data had fallen into the hands of the criminals or been encrypted so the club could no longer access it.

The Daily Mail says they have not met the hackers' demands and paid up.

The news will be greeted with relief around Old Trafford after some IT systems were disabled by the breach and staff were told not to use email.

Many employees were back online on Friday and the rest are expected to follow next week, with sources talking about it being 'almost business as usual'.

A team of technical experts have been working around the clock to repel the sinister attack since United fell victim to the ransomware virus — believed to originate from an email phishing scam — last month.

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