Cyber Breach for Michaels Stores and Aarons Brothers

Michaels Stores Says Breach Compromised Three Million Payment Cards (April 17, 2014)

Michaels Stores, a chain of retail craft stores, has acknowledged that as many as three million payment cards were exposed when point-of-sale systems at its stores and those of a subsidiary, Aarons Brothers, were compromised. The incident affected approximately 2.6 million payment cards during the Michaels breach between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014 and an additional 400,000 payment cards during the Aarons Brothers breach between June 26, 2013 and February 27, 2014.

For more information, see the following links:

http://www.scmagazine.com/pos-malware-risks-millions-of-payment-cards-for-michaels-aaron-brothers-shoppers/article/343180/

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/04/3-million-customer-credit-debit-cards-stolen-in-michaels-aaron-brothers-breaches/

http://www.zdnet.com/michaels-stores-confirms-data-breach-3-million-cards-affected-7000028563/

Last updated: 12-05-2014