Breach hits customers at Michaels
April 19 , 2014
Michael Stores Inc. mentioned recently that about 2.6M cards at its stores have been affected by a breach. The chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was attacked as well and nearly 400k cards have been affected.
The stolen data includes information of the customers such as their card numbers and expiration dates. However, personal information such as addresses, names or PIN numbers may have been safe. The company mentioned that criminals used sophisticated malware that had previously never been encountered by the two security firms that are in charge of the investigation.
Affected customers in the US are being offered free protection for one year.