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Here we go again! - This Time, Credit & Debit Card Data Has Been Stolen from P.F. Chang's

submitted on June 13, 2014 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
P. F. Chang China Bistro announced today that data from credit and debit cards used at their restaurants has been hacked. They've created a site where customers can check for updated information at and installed manual imprinting machines in all their locations to continue processing credit and debit cards safely while they are investigating exactly what happened and when.

The chain was notified by the U.S. Secret Services that cybersecurity site had found "customer data from thousands of credit and debit cards previously used at P.F. Chang's restaurants went up for sale on an underground store best known for selling data from tens of millions of cards stolen in the Target breach."

The stolen data is from cards used at P.F. Chang’s locations between the beginning of March 2014 and May 19, 2014. It was obtained by the same method used at Target and others of hacking into cash registers at retail locations and planting malicious software to record magnetic stripe data when cards are swiped through the machines.


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    Posted by JackBauer on June 13, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Oh No. One of my favorite places to eat....Dan Dan Noodles, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Changs Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup...Mmmmmmmm time to go to Changs, but pay cash.
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    Posted by clover on June 13, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Heard this on my lunch break. The list goes on. Confused
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on August 4, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro Ltd. said Monday that a data breach involving customers' credit and debit cards affected 33 locations in the continental U.S., although its investigation into the problem is ongoing.

    The company said the problem has been contained, and it has been securely processing credit and debit card data since June 11, a day after the U.S. Secret Service flagged a possible security problem. It hasn't been determined whether any specific customer's data was stolen, P.F. Chang's added.
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on September 2, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    ...and possibly add HOME DEPOT to the list.....


    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites. Home Depot is working with investigators to flesh out the origin of "unusual activity," a spokeswoman told CNBC in a statement. "Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers," she added, but declined to provide further information. Krebs reported that the breach bore hallmarks of the same groups that have hit Target and P.F. Chang's, among other vendors. Krebs says the breach may be extended across all of Home Depot's U.S. stores.
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on September 18, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Home Depot said Thursday that the security breach it reported this month allowed cyberthieves to cull information from 56 million credit and debit cards, far worse in terms of data loss than a similar attack late last year on the Target store chain.

    The malicious software, or malware, was placed on Home Depot point-of-sale terminals, or cash registers, from April to September, the company said in a news release. The malware was found in Home Depot stores in the USA and Canada.

    The number of cards involved in Home Depot's loss dwarfs the 40 million Target says were compromised over a three-week period.
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on October 10, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    ...and now we can add KMART to the list...

    Based on the investigation, Kmart believes that credit and debit card numbers were compromised in the breach, but is not commenting on the scope of the breach. The retailer does not believe that any social security numbers, personal information, email addresses, or debit card PIN numbers were stolen. Additionally, customers were not impacted, according to Kmart’s release.
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    Posted by HouTex on October 11, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    ..and Dairy Queen, too - at 395 locations.
    They've posted the list of affected stores and dates here -

    Like Kmart, DQ says "there was no no evidence that personal information, debit card PINs, email addresses or Social Security numbers were obtained in the attack. Only account numbers and expiration dates were taken."
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      Posted by mdshopper1 on October 11, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      i was just at dairy queen two days ago!

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