Chili’s Suffers Payment Card Breach, Assessing ScopeIdentity Theft
Chili’s Grill & Bar, which has more than 1,600 restaurants in 50 states, 32 countries and two territories, announced it was the victim of a payment card breach that occurred at some of its restaurants between March and April 2018.
The company, part of Brinker International, said in a release on its website, they are assessing the scope of the incident and are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine what happened. Law enforcement has been notified of this incident and Chili’s will continue to fully cooperate, officials said.
Based on the information know so far, Chili’s officials “believe that malware was used to gather payment card information including credit or debit card numbers and cardholder names, and potentially expiration dates and CVV codes from their payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants.”
Chili’s does not collect social security numbers, full date of birth, or federal or state identification numbers, therefore, this personal information was not compromised, officials said.