Chili’s Data Breach Leaves Customer’s Cards Exposed
Credit and debit card breaches are happening WAY too frequently these days. Has that fact influenced me to start carrying cash and stop using my cards as payment for everything? Nope, but maybe it really should.
On Saturday, May 12th, Chili's parent company Brinker International announced that their restaurants were the latest victim of credit card hackers, leaving hundreds of thousands of their customers at risk.
The press release from Brinker International says they are still unaware of the full impact of this data breach, but believe it is limited to guests who used their credit or debit cards at Chili's during March and April 2018.
The press release also says;
Chili’s does not collect certain personal information (such as social security number, full date of birth, or federal or state identification number) from Guests. Therefore, this personal information was not compromised.
If you're concerned your card info was compromised, the company wants you to know they are "working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an extensive investigation to confirm the nature and scope of this incident. Law enforcement has been notified of this incident and we will continue to fully cooperate. We are working to provide fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for those Guests who may have been impacted."
Keep an eye on your bank accounts, and stay up to date with the data breach investigation, here.