Make us your home page
Instagram

Clearwater P.F. Chang's restaurant among 33 in security breach

Federal authorities believe 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro's nationwide were targeted during a security breach in which thieves stole customers' credit and debit card data. [Getty Images]

Federal authorities believe 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro's nationwide were targeted during a security breach in which thieves stole customers' credit and debit card data. [Getty Images]

CLEARWATER — A local P.F. Chang's China Bistro is among 33 nationwide that federal authorities believe were targeted during a security breach in which thieves stole customers' credit and debit card data.

In a statement released Monday on the chain's website, it said financial information may have been pilfered from the Westfield Countryside Mall restaurant at 27001 U.S. 19 in Clearwater between April 10 and June 11.

A manager referred questions to a spokeswoman, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

News of the breach was first released in June after P.F. Chang's said it was alerted by the U.S. Secret Service. The company followed up Monday with a list of locations, which include restaurants in Baltimore, St. Louis and Austin, Texas, as well as Winter Garden in central Florida and Palm Beach Gardens, on Florida's east coast.

"We've been able to determine that the security of our card processing systems was compromised," the company said.

A list of all 33 locations, as well as the dates that cards may have been compromised and credit monitoring resources, can be found at pfchangs.com/security. The company said that potentially stolen data includes the card number and may also include the cardholder's name and/or the card's expiration date in some instances.

P.F. Chang's said that it is continuously working to understand the nature and scope of the incident. It says the security compromise has been contained and that it has been processing credit and debit card data securely since June 11.

The restaurant operator noted that as the investigation continues it may identify other locations where data may have been compromised or other date ranges.

This report contains information from the Associated Press.

Clearwater P.F. Chang's restaurant among 33 in security breach 08/04/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 5:48pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Law firm's Russia ties prove nothing about Trump

    Business

    The statement

    "Law firm @POTUS used to show he has no ties to Russia was named Russia Law Firm of the Year for their extensive ties to Russia. Unreal."

    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., stands during a media availability on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 20, 2016 in Washington. A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  2. Pasco county lawyer disbarred for taking woman's money

    Real Estate

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred Pasco County attorney and former congressional candidate Constantine Kalogianis.

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred Pasco County attorney and former congressional candidate Constantine Kalogianis. 
[2016 booking photo via Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Rick Scott signs package of tax breaks

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed a tax cut package Thursday that — while vastly scaled back from what he wanted — eliminates the so-called "tampon tax" and offers tax holidays for back-to-school shoppers and Floridians preparing for hurricane season.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a tax cut package that will cost state coffers $91.6 million during the upcoming year. [Joe Raedle | Getty Images]
  4. FBI probes fraudster's alleged church scam following Tampa Bay Times report

    Real Estate

    PLANT CITY — Once again, the FBI is investigating felon fraudster Victor Thomas Clavizzao.

    The FBI is investigating convicted mortgage fraudster Victor Thomas Clavizzao on new allegations following a Tampa Bay Times report.
[TImes file photo]

  5. Tampa Bay is ground-zero for assignment of benefits cases over broken auto glass

    Banking

    When Rachel Thorpe tried to renew her auto insurance last year for her Toyta RAV4, she was stunned to see her monthly premium had nearly doubled to $600. The Sarasota driver was baffled since her only recent claim was over a broken windshield.

    Auto glass lawsuits filed by a third party (through what's known as assignment of benefits) are skyrocketing in Tampa Bay.
[Times file photo]