If You’ve Eaten at Chili’s Recently, Your Banking Info May Be at Risk
In an age of easy to use payments with your debit or credit card, it seems as we if see a story every week about some company or restaurant being hit by hackers, trying to steal your bank info. Well, it’s happened again, if you’ve enjoyed a meal at a Chili’s restaurant recently, you may have been impacted.
Chili's parent company, Brinker International announced Saturday that a data incident at some Chili’s restaurants may have resulted in a credit and debit card data breach.
The list of restaurants that were affected has not been released, but officials said the incident happened between March and April.
The company said they learned of the breach on Friday (5/11) and are now working with third-party digital experts to determine what happened and how many customers are affected.
A preliminary investigation indicates that malware was used to gather payment card information, including credit and debit card numbers, as well as names of cardholders who made in-restaurant purchases.
According to parent the company Brinker International, Chili’s is now working to provide fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for those guests who may have been impacted by the data breach.
As for now until further details are available if you’ve eaten at Chili’s in the past few months it might be a good idea to keep an eye on your bank accounts for any suspicious activities.