P.F. Chang’s switches to carbon-copy credit card machines following hack

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Chinese restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s said today that the credit and debit card data was compromised in a hack. P.F. Chang’s is now switching to a manual credit card imprinting system in all continental U.S. locations. This means that credit and debit cards will be processed with a swiping machine that presses the credit card numbers to create an imprint on carbon copies.

“This ensures our guests can still use their credit and debit cards safely in our restaurants as our investigation continues,” stated CEO Rick Federico. Credit cards at the chain were affected by a hack between March 2014 and May 19, 2014.

The restaurant chain is probing the incident today and is asking customers to look at pfchangs.com/security for more information.

[Source: Mashable]