• Michaels: Charlotte area stores affected by data breach


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 has discovered that most Michaels stores in and around the Charlotte area were affected by the latest data breach.

    The company says three million customers nationwide are involved, saying their credit and debit card numbers were stolen.

    Names and personal identification numbers and addresses were not affected.

    The biggest impact is in the Charlotte area, as hackers stole from all ten local stores.

    Michaels says the incident is under control and the malware no longer exists in its systems.

    The company says it has received only a few reports of fraudulent activity and are offering customers free credit monitoring for a year.

    Check out the complete list of affected stores and dates of exposure here.

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