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
P.F. Changs just released a new security update stating:
“Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 12, 2014) — On Tuesday, June 10, P.F. Chang’s learned of a security compromise that involves credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from some of our restaurants. Immediately, we initiated an investigation with the United States Secret Service and a team of third-party forensics experts to understand the nature and scope of the incident, and while the investigation is still ongoing, we have concluded that data has been compromised.
At P.F. Chang’s, the safety and security of our guests’ payment information is a top priority. Therefore, we have moved to a manual credit card imprinting system for all P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants located in the continental United States. This ensures our guests can still use their credit and debit cards safely in our restaurants as our investigation continues.
We have also established a dedicated public website, pfchangs.com/security, for guests to receive updates and answers to their questions.
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. Any suspected fraudulent activity should be immediately reported to their card company.
We sincerely regret the inconvenience and concern this may cause for our guests.”