Chili’s announces on Friday 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,” according to their official website.
As to the cause of the breach Chili’s parent company, Brinker released the following statement “We believe that malware was used to gather payment card information including credit or debit card numbers as well as cardholder names from our payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants,”.
The total number of stores and customers affected is still unknown. But Brinker believes the breach is contained to the last two months. It’s advised that if you were a customer in March or April to check your bank statements for any anomalies. As more information is found, updates will be posted on Brinker’s website.