P.F. Chang’s Reports Data Breach at Stanford, Other Locations

By Mario Sevilla

Mon Aug 4th, 2014 8:05am America/Los_Angeles

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STANFORD (KRON) — P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Ltd. announced Monday that a data breach involving customers’ credit and debit cards affected 33 restaurants in the U.S. including a Silicon Valley location.

“The potentially stolen credit and debit card data includes the card number and in some cases also the cardholder’s name and/or the card’s expiration date. However, we have not determined that any specific cardholder’s credit or debit card data was stolen by the intruder,” the restaurant’s web site said.

The breach affected the P.F. Chang’s restaurant at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The company says that the data theft took place between Aril 10 through June 11 of this year.

“We are committed to providing support and resources, including complimentary identity protection services, for all guests that may potentially be affected by the security compromise,” Chief Executive Rick Federico said in a statement Monday.

P.F. Chang’s is encouraging its guests to seek to protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss by reviewing account statements for any unusual activity, notifying their credit card companies, and monitoring their credit reports.

Under U.S. law, individuals are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To obtain a free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll-free, (877) 322-8228.

For a complete list of locations, please visit http://www.pfchangs.com/security/.

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