P.F. Chang’s Investigating Potential Credit Card Breach

Geoff Blaine

According to numerous media reports, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is investigating a potential security breach that may include customer credit and debit card information.

Independent security journalist Brian Krebs, who first reported the potential breach, stated that thousands of stolen credit and debit cards were advertised for sale June 9 on the same underground marketplace that offered stolen customer data from the last year’s Target breach.

“P.F. Chang’s takes these matters very seriously and is currently investigating the situation, working with the authorities to learn more,” the company said in a written statement emailed to Krebs. “We will provide an update as soon as we have additional information.”

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., P.F. Chang’s operates 204 restaurants across the world, including the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Chile and the Middle East.

In a follow-up comment to the story, Krebs also noted he has yet to hear from any banks that are seeing fraudulent transactions from the Pei Wei Asian Diner restaurant chain, a subsidiary of P.F. Chang’s. Pei Wei operates restaurants in an additional 190 locations in four countries, including the U.S.

Geoff Blaine
Geoff Blaine
Sr. Writer & Managing Editor

An eight-year veteran of Entrust, Geoff is the Identity On blog's managing editor, and also serves as the company's senior writer and social media manager. He brings a blend of real-world journalism experience, cybersecurity perspective and mainstream tech interest.

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