Vera Bradley gets hacked

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Vera Bradley is the latest victim of hackers. The company said Wednesday that customer data from an undisclosed number of transactions may have been compromised.

Customer data including card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and internal verification codes was likely accessed. The event took place between July 25 and Sept. 23, although Vera Bradley was notified by the FBI on Sept. 15 about a potential data security issue on its network. 

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Only brick-and-mortar stores were affected, as malicious software was installed that tracked information contained in cards' magnetic stripes. 

Website transactions were not compromised and the company expects insurance to cover most of its costs. 

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Vera Bradley advised customers to be on the lookout for fraudulent transactions. The incident affects 122 stores and 44 outlets. 

Vera Bradley has also delayed the relaunch of its website, in part due to the breach and partly due to a desire to wait until after the holiday season. 

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