Consumer Fraud

Investigation into P.F. Chang’s data breach reveals 33 compromised restaurants

PF Changs WIKI Investigation into P.F. Changs data breach reveals 33 compromised restaurantsFollowing an investigation into the potential data breach of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants, the popular chain has learned of 33 U.S. restaurants affected by the breach. Also, no Pei-Wei restaurants were discovered to have been affected by the breach.

Rick Federico, P.F. Chang’s Chief Executive Officer, clarified the results of the investigation by releasing a statement about how the chain was aware of a potential security compromise on June 10. An investigation performed by forensics experts began shortly afterward.

“The potentially stolen credit and debit card data includes the card number and in some cases also the cardholder’s name and/or the card’s expiration date,” the statement said. “However, we have not determined that any specific cardholder’s credit or debit card data was stolen by the intruder.”

Fortunately for those living in Alabama, neither of the two P.F. Chang’s restaurants in the state has been affected by the recent breach. However, if you dined at one of the restaurants on the company’s list between October 19 of 2013 and June 11 of 2014, you may have had your financial information compromised.

P.F. Chang’s has become the fifth major retail chain to admit that its security was compromised by hackers. With the addition of this data breach, more than one-third of Americans have had their financial information compromised by recent data breaches.

Any questions in regards to the P.F. Chang’s data breach can be answered on the company’s security page located here.

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