AT&T and P.F. Chang suffer Data breaches

June 23, 2014

P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro has confirmed that customer credit and debit card data has been stolen in a cybercrime attack. The restaurant chain is temporarily going to manual credit card imprinting for all P.F. Chang's restaurants in the United States in response.  Earlier this week, P.F. Chang's learned of credit and debit card data being stolen from some of their restaurants.  An investigation involving the United States Secret Service and  third-party forensics experts is underway to understand the nature and scope of the incident.


AT&T says that they "recently learned that three employees of one of our vendors accessed some AT&T customer accounts without proper authorization. AT&T believes the employees accessed your account as part of an effort to request codes from AT&T that are used to unlock AT&T mobile phones in the secondary mobile phone market."  While inside customer accounts, those who accessed the data would have also had access to details of the time, date, duration and destination of phone calls made by customers, AT&T said.  Thousands of smartphones are stolen across the U.S. every year and are often sent overseas because of efforts by U.S. carriers to block their use in the United States.


BBB recommends that if you have done business with AT&T Mobility or P.F. Changs in recent months, to be diligent in checking your credit card statements, bank statements, and with the national credit reporting agencies by going to  If you see any unauthorized activity, report it immediately.