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Company: PIN Pads Tampered, No Debit Purchases

DATA THEFT—U.S. & CANADA

May 13, 2011

Michaels Stores, Inc., has announced that approximately 90 PIN pads in at least 20 U.S. states have shown "signs of tampering," 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 Chicago-area stores were affected. In response, Michaels has "disabled and quarantined suspicious PIN pads and removed another 7,200 as a precautionary measure" and is currently looking into whether PIN pads in Canadian stores were affected.
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