Data Breach at Chili

Data Breach at Chili's Restaurant Leaves Credit and Debit Card Information Exposed

Patrons of Chili's might have had their credit and debit card data hacked earlier this year.

Patrons of Chili's might have had their credit and debit card data hacked earlier this year.

The chain restaurant's parent company, Brinker International, announced on Sunday that a data incident at some Chili's restaurants may have resulted in a credit and debit card data breach.

The list of impacted restaurants has not been released but officials have determined the incident happened between March and April.

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

The company, who said it learned of the breach on Friday, is now working with third-party forensic experts to determine the details of what happen and how many customers are affected.

A preliminary investigation indicates that malware was used to gather payment card information, as well as names of cardholders who made in-restaurant purchases.

"Law enforcement has been notified of this incident and we will continue to fully cooperate," Brinker International said. "We are working to provide fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for those guest who may have been impacted."

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