Vera Bradley, Inc. Data Breach: What Customers Should Know

Card numbers and names may have been stolen

Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA), a retailer with a focus on women’s handbags and accessories, is warning customers of a data breach.

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Vera Bradley is warning customers that shopped at its stores between July 25, 2016 and Sept. 23, 2016 that their information may have been stolen. The company notes that an unauthorized program was installed into its payment system to track card information.

Here is what the malicious program may have stolen from some Vera Bradley customers.

  • Card Number
  • Cardholder Name
  • Expiration Date
  • Internal Verification Code

Vera Bradley is looking into the data breach with the help of authorities. It has also enlisted the aid of a computer security firm to help with an investigation into the matter. The retailer has taken care of the program and is working to beef up its security.

Vera Bradley is also pointing out that not all customers were affected by the data breach. The malicious program didn’t target every customer that shopped at the retailer during the affected time. It also didn’t infiltrate the company’s website. This means online shoppers have nothing to worry about.

Vera Bradley is suggesting that customers of its physical retail stores keep and eye on their bank accounts and card activity. The retailer is alerting payment card companies of the data breach. It also has a website up for customers that walk them through the steps of protecting their information that may have been stolen in the data leak. It can be found at this link.

VRA stock dipped this morning after the data breach was announced, but has since recovered.

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