Banks Report Possible Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang’s

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There’s a fresh new batch of stolen credit card numbers on the market! The same online store that offered numbers pilfered in recent national breaches, including the massive one at Target, has a fresh batch of thousands of numbers available. Banks report that what these cards have in common is that they were recently used at P.F. Chang’s restaurants.

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]

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