Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

Another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected

By , IDG News Service |  Security

"In an era where very sophisticated and determined criminals have proven capable of successfully attacking a wide range of computer networks, we must all increase our level of vigilance," Michaels CEO Chuck Rubin said in a statement. He added that the company was committed to working with other parties to improve the security of payment card transactions.

In a separate incident in May 2011, Michaels had alerted that customer credit and debit card information may have been compromised after it was found that PIN pad tampering may have occurred at its stores in the Chicago area.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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