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Michael's Arts and Crafts Store Suffers Security Breach

Nearly 3 million customers affected.
If you shopped at Michael's between May and January, your information could have been compromised.  The arts and crafts chain say an eight month long security breach affected nearly three million customers.  Some credit and debit card numbers, as well as expiration dates, were compromised.
   
The company says there is no evidence customer's names or pin numers were stolen.  Still, local security experts say you should always monitor your accounts.  Jon Maurer of the RIT Security Office commented, "If there is something, then the personal responsibility is on you to go investigate that and ensure that someone hasn't made a mistake or made an unauthorized charge or withdrawals from your accounts."

As for Michael's, the company is offering free identity protection, credit monitoring, and fraud assistance services to affected customers for one year.


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