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 http://pfchangs.com/security/
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 http://krebsonsecurity.com/
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.