Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vera Bradley Announces the Company has been Hacked

Women's handbag & accessory manufacturer Vera Bradley announced that between July 25th and September 23rd 2016 hackers accessed data from the company's customers.  Data accessed includes credit card numbers, cardholder names, card expiration dates, and card security codes.

The data came from the company's stores where it is believed it was stolen through their payment processing system.  In the not too distant past, Target suffered a similar type of hack.

Although it is not clear how they came to know before the company, the FBI notified Vera Bradley of the problem on September 15th.

The company announced the hack and that they have "stopped this incident".  It is not currently known how many customers are affected, but the company also announced they are working with security firm FireEye's to increase and improve their security.

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