Chili’s reports data breach at ‘certain restaurants’


A popular restaurant chain said over the weekend it has fallen victim to a data breach.

Brinker International, owner of Chili’s said on its website a data breach affecting some customers.

The restaurant operator said it learned on May 11 some guests’ payment card information was compromised at certain Chili’s restaurants. Brinker also said they believe the data breach happened between March and April 2018.

Brinker said they are working with third-party forensic experts to learn the details of what happened.

According to a statement on the website, it is believed malware was used to gather payment information including credit and debit card numbers as well as cardholder names.

Brinker says Chili’s does not collect social security numbers, full dates of birth or federal or state identification numbers from guests.

Brinker says it does not yet know how many customers were affected and the breach happened “at certain Chili’s restaurants and did not affect all Guests.”

You can read more about the incident and what Chili’s is doing about it on their website.

Chili’s has restaurants in several states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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