Company Investigating PIN Pad Tampering
DATA THEFTMay 13, 2011
Michaels Stores, Inc., has announced that approximately 90 PIN pads in at least 20 U.S. states have shown "signs of tampering," and it is currently looking into whether PIN pads in Canadian stores were affected, reports the Associated Press. As a result, customers can only make purchases with cash, checks or credit cards for now. The company announced earlier this month that Illinois-area stores were affected. In response, Michaels has "disabled and quarantined suspicious PIN pads and removed another 7,200 as a precautionary measure."