Customers who visited a Chili's between March and April of 2018 are urged to watch their accounts and possibly put a security freeze on your account. The company says they discovered the breach on Friday.
Brinker also said Chili's payment system was not created to store personal information such as social security number, full date of birth, or federal or state identification number.
A list of impacted restaurants has not been released, but the incident is believed to have happened between March and April. Debit and credit card numbers, in addition to the names of cardholders, were collected using malware, according to the company's disclosure.
Chili's Grill & Bar on Sunday said customers' payment information was compromized in a data breach. Law enforcement has been notified, and the company intends to continue to cooperate with them as the investigative process continues.
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The company has not said which locations this breach occurred at, but has advised customers to keep a close eye on their card statements.
We are working diligently to address this issue and our priority will continue to be doing what is right for our Guests. An investigation is ongoing.
Once a fraud alert is established on an individual's record, it alerts creditors of possible fraudulent activity within their reports.
Dallas-based Brinker owns more than 1,600 locations, as well as Maggiano's Little Italy sites.