Millions Of Michael’s Customers’ Card Numbers Stolen

(WREG-TV) If you used a credit or debit card at Michael’s within the last year, hackers may have your information.

More than 3 million customers’ card numbers were compromised at stores across the country, including some in the Mid-South.

Customers want corporations like Michael’s and Target that were recently hacked to improve security.

Michael’s customers and friends Debbie Gregory and Donna Vecellio have both been victims of identity theft in the past.

“Somehow they got our information online and started ordering stuff,” Vecellio said.

Now the two could be targeted again.

Between May 2013 and this January, more than 3 million Michael’s customers had their card information stolen by hackers with malware so sophisticated, Michael’s security said they have never dealt with anything like it.

Michael’s customer Domingo Montas said, “It’s very scary you know, because I use my debit cards on my credit cards. I believe we need a little more security.”

Local stores impacted include Michael’s on White Station Road, Giacosa Place, and S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville.

The corporation said they now have the situation under control, but customers want to be reassured of their security before they continue shopping.

“I will never, ever come back if they don’t take care of the problem,” Montas said.

Gregory added, “I will go elsewhere probably, until Walmart has an issue or who knows who’s next, because I really don’t feel like anybody is totally safe.”

WREG reached out to Michael’s, but the corporation did not respond to the station’s request for comment.

They have said on their website they do not believe names, addresses, or PINs were stolen.

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