Local stores affected by security breach

Michaels security breach

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A few days after announcing that more than 2.6 million cards used at Michaels stores may have been exposed to a security breach, the national chain has released a list of affected stores.

Over thirty stores were affected in Ohio, including some in the Mahoning Valley.

List of affected Michaels stores

According to the company, there were four breaches at its Boardman store between May 8, 2013, and Jan. 19, 2014.

Its Niles store saw one breach between May 8 and July 29, 2013.

The company said stores were attacked by criminals using highly sophisticated malware.

It said it received “limited” reports of fraud and that the threat no longer exists.

The nation’s largest arts and crafts chain, based in Irving, Texas, says that its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked.

The details come nearly three months after Michaels disclosed that it may have been a victim of a data breach.

A massive security breach at Target Corp. that affected 40 million cards has many shoppers worried about the safety of their personal data.

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