P.F. Chang’s is the latest to be the victim of consumer data breach. The Asian restaurant chain issued a statement online saying it first learned of the data breach on Tuesday from the U.S. Secret Service.

In the statement, P.F. Chang’s CEO Rick Federico has confirmed data has been compromised.

“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,” said Federico in a press statement.

What kind of data are we talking? Credit and debit card numbers. You can protect yourself by keeping a close eye on your credit and debit card statements. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact your bank or card company right away.

P.F. Chang’s has addressed the problem so it won’t’ happen again. All of their restaurants in the continental U.S. are using manual credit card imprinting devices now. These systems will keep your consumer data safe according to the company.

These types of consumer data breaches will only happen more frequently. The internet age has made all of your data easily available to hackers. Just keep an eye on your bank and credit card accounts and you should be fine.

Head on over to this post to read more about what P.F. Chang’s is doing for data security.


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