Vera Bradley, a known retailer of colorful handbags, purses and backpacks, confirmed yesterday that, between July 25 and September 23, hackers gained access to its payment systems in 112 stores and 44 outlets. The data breach was first discovered about a month ago, prompting the company to launch an investigation. The investigation revealed that hackers installed a program in the company’s payment system to find data in the magnetic strips of payment cards, which may contain the card number, cardholder name, expiration date, and internal verification code. Access to such information could result in identity theft and fraud, and financial harm to payment cardholders.
If you believe you are a victim of the Vera Bradley data breach, please contact FBFG to explore your rights. FBFG lawyers are experienced in prosecuting class actions on behalf of data breach victims. For example, FBFG lawyers recently secured a “record-setting” settlement in a data breach case. See https://classaction4.wpengine.com/press/mar-16-2016-white-plains-daily-voice.