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PF Chang's Data Breach: Chain Says Hackers Targeted 33 Locations

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Aug 2014 07:56 AM

P.F. Chang's has updated customers about a credit card data breach discovered in June, saying that it now believes the hack may have affected 33 restaurants in 16 states.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the restaurant company's Chief Executive Rick Federico said Monday that credit card numbers, expiration dates, and some cardholder names were compromised. The U.S. Secret Service originally alerted the chain to its vulnerability on June 10, and the company confirmed that cards used between Oct. 19, 2013, and June 11, 2014, were susceptible to the breach.

In a press release, P.F. Chang's encouraged its guests "to remain vigilant and 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." All three major credit bureaus offer one free credit report a year, and other services such as CreditKarma.com are also free.

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Banks said that thousands of customers' data from at least six of the affected states were being sold online, security blogger Brian Krebs reported June 14.

Federico said that any customers affected by the breach will be supported by the company.

"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," he said in part of his Monday statement, The Wall Street Journal noted.

A list of the states and specific restaurants that were subject to the breach can be found at PFChangs.com/security. An informational hotline has also been made available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST at 1-877-412-7152.

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