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Area Stores Report Data Security Breach

(Las Vegas, NV) — Two national retailers are reporting data security issues that could affect customers in the Las Vegas area.

In January, Michaels and it subsidiary, Aaron Brothers, learned of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S.
payment cards that had been used in its stores.  They say criminals used highly sophisticated malware, but that it no longer poses a threat.

The company now reports 2.6 million credit and debit cards could have been compromised.  Data about potentially affected payment cards has been provided to the relevant card brands so they can take appropriate action.

Below is a list of area stores and the dates of exposure:

  • 537 N Stephanie St–Henderson  May 8-August 11, 2013, August 13-October 8, 2013, October 16-November 23, 2013, December 12, 2013-January 19, 2014

 

  • 9881 S Eastern Ave–Las Vegas   May 8, 2013 – July 29, 2013

 

  • 7941 W Tropical Pkwy–Las Vegas   May 8, 2013 – July 29, 2013

 

  • 7195 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy–Las Vegas  May 8-October 8, 2013, October 17-November 24, 2013, December 11, 2013 – January 18, 2014

 

  • 1251 S Decatur Blvd–Las Vegas  May 8–August 11, 2013, August 13-October 8, 2013, October 17-November 24, 2013, December 11, 2013 – January 18, 2014

 

  • 6990 N 5th St–North Las Vegas  May 8-August 10, 2013, August-October 8, 2013, December 11, 2013 – January 18, 2014

 

“Our customers are always our number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused. We are committed to assisting affected customers by providing fraud assistance, identity protection and credit monitoring services. Importantly, with this incident now fully contained, we can assure customers this malware no longer presents a threat to shoppers at Michaels or Aaron Brothers,” said Chuck Rubin, CEO.

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