We’ve been through this drill before, several times just since the Target attack that changed everything in the retailscape. This report comes courtesy of the blog Krebs on Security, which checked with the company about the banks’ claims. If they are indeed the source of these numbers, the chain isn’t ready to go public about it yet: the company e-mailed Krebs that it “[takes] these matters very seriously and is currently investigating the situation, working with the authorities to learn more.”
If you’re wondering, the card numbers sell for $18-40 each. Numbers are worth more early on, before the fraudulent transactions start rolling in and banks and customers become aware that the number has been breached.
Banks: Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s [Krebs on Security]