CONSUMER FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST MICHAELS FOR DATA BREACH

Brandi F. Ramundo has filed a nationwide class action against Michaels after a massive data breach.  Ms. Ramundo claims Michaels should've protected her personal identifying information (PII) from hackers.  Ms. Ramundo's checking account was raided by hackers who stole $1,300 from her.  Ms. Ramundo is seeking statutory, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, including an order directing Michaels to pay for credit monitoring [...]

MICHAELS DATA BREACH EXPANDS TO 20 STATES

Michaels, the arts and crafts store, recently experienced a major data breach. The Michaels debit card breach is now believed to have affected stores in 20 states. Michaels customers were put at risk for identity theft when hackers switched PIN pads with skimmers. Brian Riley, senior research director of bank cards at TowerGroup, says financial [...]

MICHAELS DATA BREACH

The recent Michaels data breach is much larger than originally estimated.  The data breach occurred when hackers penetrated Michaels point of sale PIN pads.  When Michaels customers keyed in their personal identification number (PIN) for debit card transactions the data was sent to hackers.  Michaels customers in the Chicago area became aware of the scam when they noticed unauthorized charges on their bank accounts. [...]