Michaels Stores Inc. locations in Chicago and possibly other locations have been reportedly breached through PIN Pad tampering. Credit and debit card information was compromised, the company announced Thursday. Although not quite as large in scope as the Play Station Network hack, my wife and friends like and shop at Michaels stores.
Banking and law enforcement officials contacted the popular craft supply chain after some fraudulent debit card transactions were reported. Authorities believe the transactions may be linked to legitimate transactions in Chicago-area Michaels stores. If you have purchased goods at Michaels using credit ro debit cards, monitor your statements closely, and change your PIN code to be on the safe side. It takes 5 minutes, and costs you nothing.