P.F. Chang's restaurant latest to be hit by data breach

Popular restaurant P.F. Chang's reportedly suffered a data breach in which debit and credit card information was stolen.

Published Wed, Jun 11 2014 1:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Popular restaurant P.F. Chang's reportedly suffered a data breach and customer debit and credit card information is at risk, the restaurant chain recently confirmed. The information was stolen between March and May, however, it's uncertain how many of the restaurant's locations have been affected in the breach.

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Law enforcement and financial institutions have contacted P.F. Chang's and a full investigation is currently underway.

"P.F. Chang's takes these matters very seriously and is currently investigating the situation, working with the authorities to learn more," said Anne Deanovic, P.F. Chang's spokesperson, said in a statement. "We will provide an update as soon as we have additional information."

Companies are suffering data breaches, exposing customer personal information for use by cybercriminals. Much of the stolen information ends up available for sale in underground hacker forums, where criminals can purchase bulk data.

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