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Michaels Data Breach

Friday, April 18, 2014/Categories: Scams and Alerts

Arts and crafts retailer Michaels has now confirmed its stores were hit by a data breach that potentially compromised account information for 3 million payment cards.

The breach, which involved "criminals using highly sophisticated malware" potentially affected about 2.6 million cards used at Michaels stores from May 8, 2013, through Jan. 27, 2014. The malware attack also affected Michaels' Aaron Brothers stores, where approximately 400,000 cards were potentially affected from June 26, 2013, through Feb. 27, 2014, the company said in an April 17 statement.

Michaels says breached systems contained certain payment card information, such as payment card numbers and expiration dates, for its customers. There is no evidence that other customer personal information, such as name, address or PIN, was at risk, the company says.

For a detailed list of stores affected, click here

Community First Bank recommends that you check your balance frequently by calling FirstLine at 608-375-4900 or through FirstNet on-line banking at www.cfbank.com and report any unauthorized transactions as soon as possible. If you feel it is likely that your card has been compromised, you may deactivate the card by calling any Community First Bank office during normal office hours, by calling our after-hours support number or by logging into your FirstNet Banking account and choosing OPTIONS/ATM CARD. You will find more information about all of these options here:https://www.cfbank.com/Information-Center/Lost-Stolen-Card