Chili's warns of credit card breach at NJ restaurants

  • Chili's warns of credit card breach at NJ restaurants

Chili's warns of credit card breach at NJ restaurants

They believe the data incident happened between March and April of this year but say they are still trying to assess it.

Chili's Grill & Bar appears to be the latest chain to fall prey to a data breach by thieves seeking payment card information.

The Brinker incident is somewhat out of the ordinary because companies rarely report card breaches on the same day they discover them, usually waiting weeks and sometimes months to have concrete details before putting out a statement. The chain restaurant said it believes malware was used to collect credit and debit card numbers along with the names of cardholders from its payment systems.

We immediately activated our response plan upon learning of this incident.

Chili's is working with third-party forensic experts to find out exactly what happened and who was affected.

We are working diligently to address this issue and our priority will continue to be doing what is right for our Guests.

Brinker also didn't provide an approximate number of affected customers but promised to publish more details as the investigation goes forward. Hit the link below to read the entire press release and find out more.

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.