P.F. Chang’s is confirming that data from credit cards and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen. The company said that learned about the security breach on Tuesday.
New York prosecutors say an identity theft ring stole credit and debit card numbers at gas stations in North Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The crimes were part of an identity theft and money laundering operation that spanned the U.S.
The security of shoppers has been put to the test since Christmas. Target is one of three major businesses dealing with data breaches that put customer information at risk.
Federal authorities have stated that the personal information of some 40 million Target customers may have been compromised this holiday shopping season.