Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a breach of certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.
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The company said in January that it was working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach.
While the affected systems contained certain payment card information, there was no evidence that those data were at risk, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Michaels said it was working with law enforcement authorities, banks and payment processors, and that the malware no longer presents a threat.
The company, which owns several private brands such as Recollections, Artist's Loft and Loops & Threads, competes with Hooby Lobby Stores Inc, Jo-Ann Stores Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
(Reporting By Lehar Maan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)