Posted: Jun 13, 2014 4:53 PM by Paul Rivera
BATON ROUGE - A cybercrime attack recently compromised P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro and AT&T customer accounts.
The AT&T breach took place between April 9th and April 21st and P.F. Chang's said that their June 10th breach included stolen customer credit and debit card data.
The Better Business Bureau recommends customers of these companies to diligently check their credit and bank statements by going to AnnualCreditReport.com.
AT&T says that three employees of one of their vendors accessed some AT&T accounts without proper authorization. AT&T's breach was discussed this week in a filing with California regulators, but did not disclose the number of affected customers. California state law requires disclosure if it affects at least 500 customers.
To help combat the issue, P.F. Chang's temporarily switched to manual credit card processing and also deployed dial-up card readers to restaurants. The chain established a website to answer questions and provide updates.
The U.S. Secret Service and third-party forensics experts have launched and investigation to understand the nature and the scope of the incident.