Security Breach at Michaels Craft Stores Compromises Customers' Credit Cards

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/18 2014 08:27PM

Updated 04/18 2014 08:33PM

WTVO/WQRF - Michaels says a security breach at its stores lasted eight months and affected about three million customers.

The news comes three months after the largest U.S. crafts chain told customers it learned of a possible hack. It's been investigating since then.

Some credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates were compromised. The company said there is no evidence that information such as customer names or PINs were stolen.

The breach affected about 7% of card transactions at its stores from early May to late January.

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