P.F. Chang’s confirms theft of customer card data

Steven Musil reports:

Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro confirmed Thursday that customer data and debit card information was stolen in a data breach at its store locations.

The Asian-themed restaurant chain, which announced earlier this week it was investigating a possible theft of customer data, offered few details of the intrusion but said in a statement it was temporarily switching to a manual credit card imprinting system for all of its restaurants in the continental US.

News of the breach was first reported by security researcher Brian Krebs, who identified card numbers that had popped up for sale on Internet black market site as being used by P.F. Chang’s customers between March and May 19.

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