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BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) — Bebe stores says it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores.

The women’s clothing and accessories company says it’s hired a computer security firm to block the attack and prevent it from continuing.

Bebe joins a growing group of companies hit by data breaches. They include Home Depot, Target, Michaels, SuperValu, Neiman Marcus and others.

Bebe currently runs 175 retail stores, including its on-line store, and 35 outlet stores.

The company says its investigation suggests the attack was on data from payment cards swiped in its U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands stores between Nov. 8 and Nov. 26. The data may have included cardholder names, account numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes.

The company says purchases made through its website, mobile site/app, in Canada or in its international stores were not affected.

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