Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
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Chili's reveals possible data breach

Chili's reveals possible data breach

Officials say on May 11, the company learned that payment card information of some customers who visited certain Chili's® Grill & Bar corporate-owned restaurants have been compromised in a data incident.

"If you used your payment card at a Chili's restaurant between March - April, 2018, it does not mean you were affected by this incident", the company said in a statement.

The company did not publish a list of Chili's restaurants on whose network it found the malware but said the evidence suggests the malware was only active between March and April 2018.

Additionally, officials are advising customers to place a "security freeze" on their credit account, which can help prevent new account identity theft.

- Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) May 12, 2018Brinker International said it is launching a probe to find out more information about the incident. Personal information such as Social Security numbers date of birth is not collected by the chain. Brinker said it is working with third-party forensic experts to determine those who were affected at certain restaurants and guests. Below is information on how you can protect yourself and your information. We are committed to sharing additional information on this ongoing investigation. The breach did not occur at all locations.

The company said there is "no reason to believe" customers would be putting themselves at risk by using a credit or debit card at one of their locations in the future.

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