Check Your Micheal’s Card for Credit Card Breach
If you shopped at crafting store Michael’s between May 8, 2013, and Jan. 27, 2014 or framing store Aaron Brothers between June 26, 2013, and Feb. 27, 2014, you should check your credit card or bank statements because of a Target-like credit card breach in security that affected point of sale card readers.
Michael’s, which publicly acknowledged the breach and commenced an investigation in late January, reported on April 17, 2014 that 2.6 million cards may have been affected by a malware computer software that was also used to compromise credit card data at its framing subsidiary, Aaron Brothers. After several weeks of analysis by two computer security firms, the company announced in a press release that it has fully contained the incident and the malware “no longer presents a threat” to its customer’s credit card data.
Check Your Card Statements for Any Signs of Credit Card Breach
Nevertheless, you should check your bank or credit card statements for any suspicious activity. According to Michael’s the following Chicagoland stores were involved in the incident. Aaron Brothers stores involved in the breach are located in Western states and Texas.
An accounting of the incident and consumer FAQ is available on the Michael’s Web site.