The arts and crafts chain Michaels recently stated that a security breach at its stores in the Chicago area appears to have extended nationwide.

"Initially, Michaels Stores ... announced that customer debit and credit card numbers and PINs had been stolen through PIN-pad tampering at its Chicago area stores," Infosecurity reports.

"But on May 10, Michaels said that around 90 PIN pads at stores throughout the US had been tampered with," the article states. "The company disabled and quarantined suspicious PIN pads and removed around 7,200 of them from its stores. The company is also screening PIN pads at its Canadian stores."

Go to "Theft of Michaels' customer card numbers extends nationwide" to read the details.

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