P.F. Chang’s Confirms Credit And Debit Card Breach

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Security breaches are quickly becoming the norm as of late with companies from Target to eBay being successful targets of hackers in recent months. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has confirmed that they are one of the latest companies to have their credit and debit card system compromised.

A quote from P.F. Chang’s statement:

“On Tuesday, June 10, P.F. Chang’s learned of a security compromise that involves credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from some of our restaurants.” wrote Rick Federico (CEO of P.F. Chang’s) on the company website. “Immediately, we initiated an investigation with the United States Secret Service and a team of third-party forensics experts to understand the nature and scope of the incident, and while the investigation is still ongoing, we have concluded that data has been compromised.”

The Asian-themed restaurant chain hasn’t indicated if it was specific restaurants or the entire chain which has been compromised but has “moved to a manual credit card imprinting system for all P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants located in the continental United States” as a precaution.

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P.F. Chang’s was first made aware of the possible breach on June 10th by the United States Secret Service and has initiated an investigation with a team of third-party forensics experts. The chain is urging anyone who has visited one of their locations to check their credit card and bank statements for any fraudulent charges.

Below is the full statement from Rick Federico:

Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 12, 2014) — On Tuesday, June 10, P.F. Chang’s learned of a security compromise that involves credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from some of our restaurants. Immediately, we initiated an investigation with the United States Secret Service and a team of third-party forensics experts to understand the nature and scope of the incident, and while the investigation is still ongoing, we have concluded that data has been compromised.

At P.F. Chang’s, the safety and security of our guests’ payment information is a top priority. Therefore, we have moved to a manual credit card imprinting system for all P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants located in the continental United States. This ensures our guests can still use their credit and debit cards safely in our restaurants as our investigation continues.

We have also established a dedicated public website, pfchangs.com/security, for guests to receive updates and answers to their questions.

Because we are still in the preliminary stages of our investigation, we encourage our guests to be vigilant about checking their credit card and bank statements. Any suspected fraudulent activity should be immediately reported to their card company.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience and concern this may cause for our guests.

For more information and to follow updates, P.F. Chang’s has set up an FAQ at www.pfchangs.com/security.

Source: P.F. Chang’s

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