Eaten at Chili's recently? Data breach reported at Dallas-based chain


On Saturday, Brinker International also known as Chili's parent company, announced that malware on some of the chain's payment systems may have harvested customers' credit card information.

Chili's Grill & Bar, which has more than 1,600 locations, reported a "data incident" of credit card information at some locations between March and April.

They added that they believe the scope of the incident was limited to March and April 2018.

Malware may have been used to gather the payment card information from their systems inside some of their restaurants, according to their press release.

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- Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) May 12, 2018Brinker International said it is launching a probe to find out more information about the incident. The release stated that they were working with third party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine what led to the breach.

Chili's does not collect certain personal information (such as social security number, full date of birth, or federal or state identification number) from Guests.

Only credit and debit card data, including customer names, was compromised. Brinker did not specify which stores may have been affected. An investigation is ongoing. Therefore, this personal information was not compromised. "We are working to provide fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for those guests who may have been impacted", said a statement from Brinkers.