Chili's says customers' payment information compromised in data breach

Chili's says customers' payment information compromised in data breach
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Chili's Grill & Bar, along with Brinker International, the company that owns the restaurant,  announced this weekend that a recent “data incident” may have compromised some customers’ payment information.

“Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March – April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident,” Brinker International said in the disclosure of the incident. “We deeply value our relationships with our Guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected.”

Chili's also posted a statement saying some of its customers had their payment information compromised.

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Brinker International said it is launching a probe to find out more information about the incident. Debit and credit card numbers, in addition to the names of cardholders, were collected using malware, according to the company’s disclosure.

“We sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected and assure you we are working diligently to resolve this incident,” Brinker International said.

Brinker found out about the incident on May 11, the company said, adding that only certain restaurants were affected.

The disclosure of the incident said cardholders do not need to close their bank accounts, but should look out for potential dubious activity.

“We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine the details of what happened,” Brinker said.