Visited Chili’s Grill & Bar between March and April? Your credit card data may have been compromised

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The parent company that owns Chili’s Grill & Bar (Brinker International) operates 1,600 Chili’s locations as well as Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants.

If you used your credit card sometime between March and April at Chili’s, it may have been compromised. The company said it discovered malware on its point-of-sale systems that was used to harvest credit card and debit card information. The malware also harvested the names on those credit cards but the company says that was it. The company does not collect other identifying information like Social Security numbers, birth dates or state ID numbers.

This notice is to make you aware that some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of your payment card data, and to provide you information on steps you can take to protect yourself and minimize the possibility of misuse of your information.

We sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected and assure you we are working diligently to resolve this incident.

What Happened?

On May 11, 2018, we learned that some of our Guests’ payment card information was compromised at certain Chili’s restaurants as the result of a data incident. Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March – April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident. We deeply value our relationships with our Guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected.

We immediately activated our response plan upon learning of this incident. We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine the details of what happened. Below is information on how you can protect yourself and your information.

We are working diligently to address this issue and our priority will continue to be doing what is right for our Guests. We are committed to sharing additional information on this ongoing investigation with our Guests as we learn more.

The parent company that owns Chili’s Grill & Bar (Brinker International) operates 1,600 Chili’s locations as well as Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants. The breach did not occur at all locations. The company says only “certain” locations were affected. They are continuing to investigate the situation. Hit the link below to read the entire press release and find out more.

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  Source: Brinker International
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