Data Breach at Chili's Restaurants


Popular chain restaurant, Chili’s Grill & Bar says that a “data incident” may have exposed customers’ credit card information and it is working with third-party forensic experts to determine the extent of the breach. 

Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, said Friday that “some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of your payment card data.” There are about 1600 locations total so the extent will most likely be massive. The breach was found on Friday and is thought to have happened earlier this year. Currently there are 2 stores in Columbus Ohio, including the frequently visited location in the Columbus International airport. 

“Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March – April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident,” the notice said. “We deeply value our relationships with our guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected."

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