Chili's says 'data incident' may have exposed credit card info

Data dining disaster: Chili's announces breach in systems

Data dining disaster: Chili's announces breach in systems

"Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March - April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident".

- Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) May 12, 2018Brinker International said it is launching a probe to find out more information about the incident.

The statement does make it clear that not all guests were impacted and no personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth and ID numbers were compromised.

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We deeply value our relationships with our Guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected.

It is believed malware was used to gather this payment card information, including credit or debit card numbers and cardholder names, from Chili's payment systems after in-restaurant purchases at certain restaurants.

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. The company is using third party forensic experts to determine the extent of the breach. An investigation is ongoing.

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In a statement, the company said that the data breach was first discovered on 11 May and "may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of [customer] payment card data".

The full list of affected restaurants has not yet been released. They are continuing to investigate the situation.

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