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.
According to the analysis of Brinker, the theft was limited in both severity and scale. Only credit and debit card data, including customer names, was compromised. It was lucky enough that Chili’s doesn’t ask for the social security number or date of birth when they sell you a burger to their customers.
The chain also says only “certain” restaurants were impacted, and only in March and April of 2018, though they are still working with security experts to evaluate the incident.
Given the widespread nature of credit card theft, and the increasing sophistication with which card issuers use automated systems to detect fraudulent transactions, some victims might not even notice their credit card information has been stolen.
But, “out of an abundance of caution,” Brinker is still encouraging recent Chili’s customers to keep an eye on their bills and credit reports.
However, no specific list has been released by Brinker yet has not yet released stating the names of locations of Chili’s which were impacted by the malware.