8 P.F. Chang's in California Targeted in Security Breach

Thousands of customers who dined at 33 stores nationwide may have been affected.

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    Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's is reeling from a personal data breach of at least 33 of its branches around the country, including five in Southern California. Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug 4, 2014)

    P.F. Chang’s China Bistro on Monday released a list of 33 restaurants where stolen data from credit and debit cards used at those locations was compromised in a security breach, including eight stores in California.

    The popular chain restaurant announced in June an on-going investigation found thousands of customers who dined at certain locations were at risk for having information stolen after paying with their credit or debit cards.

    "The potentially stolen credit and debit card data includes the card number and in some cases also the cardholder's name and/or the card's expiration date," according to a statement released by the restaurant Monday.

    The 33-location list includes addresses of the restaurants impacted and dates when the security breach may have happened.

    "This was someone that was able to hack into our computer processing systems and gather that information," said Latisha Thomas-Roberts, a P.F. Chang's manager.

    P.F. Chang’s China Bistro asked customers to be "vigilant" and to check their credit card and bank statements, as well as report any suspicious activity to the bank.

    Seven of the eight restaurants affected in California were in Southern California:

    Address

    Date

    2015 Birch Road Chula Vista, CA

    10/19/2013 - 6/11/2014

    3525 Carson St. Torrance, CA

    10/19/2013 - 6/11/2014

    5621 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA

    2/21/2014 - 6/11/2014

    40762 Winchester Rd. Temecula, CA

    4/10/2014 - 6/11/2014

    900 Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto, CA

    4/10/2014 - 6/11/2014

    15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA

    4/10/2014 - 6/11/2014

    7870 Monticello Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    4/10/2014 - 6/11/2014

    1145 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA

    10/19/2013 - 4/10/2014

    Customers who have further questions or believe they may have been affected can call a hotline set up by P.F. Chang’s at 877-412-7152.

    NBC4's Randy Mac contributed to this report.