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Bebe shops Inc stated it detected a hacking assault on its payment processing system that could have compromised data from cards swiped in its shops in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The exposed data will have integrated cardholder names, account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes, the ladies’s apparel retailer stated on Friday.

Bebe, which additionally operates shops in Canada, said the affected transactions had been made between Nov. 8 and Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving.

Security blog krebsonsecurity stated on Thursday that hackers could have stolen credit score and debit card knowledge from Bebe all through Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Bebe is the newest retailer to fall prey to hackers.

Bebe Stores Confirms Payment Card Security Breach

Previous victims integrated residence Depot Inc, goal Corp, Sears Holdings Corp and Michaels stores Inc.

Bebe said on-line transactions weren’t affected.

“We moved fast to dam this attack and have taken steps to further beef up our safety features,” Chief executive Jim Wiggett said in a remark on Friday.

Bebe operates 175 retail stores and 35 outlet outlets in the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Bebe’s shares, which have fallen by means of more than half prior to now 9 months, closed at $2.73 on the Nasdaq on Thursday.