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BRIEF: P.F. Changs: Customer credit card information stolen

June 13, 2014

Chicago Tribune

June 13--P.F. Chang's China Bistro said Friday morning that customer credit and debit cared information had been hacked, confirming a report out earlier this week.

The company said it is not sure how many customers were affected, but has issued the security notice after concluding its data had been compromised. P.F. Changs said it has asked the U.S. Secret Service and a third-party vendor for help in determining the scope of the breech.

"Because we are still in the preliminary stages of our investigation, we encourage our guests to be vigilant about checking their credit card and bank statements," the company said in on its website Friday. "We sincerely regret the inconvenience and concern this may cause for our guests."

The restaurants will take manual imprints of credit cards, common before electronic swiping, while its investigation continues

The company has created a website,, for customers to receive updates and answers to their questions.


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