Chili’s Data Breach 2018: What You Should Know

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) has announced that there was a recent Chili’s data breach.

Chili's Data Breach 2018: What You Should Know

Here’s what customers need to know about the Chili’s data breach.

  • Chili’s learned of the data breach on May 11, 2018.
  • The company says that it believes the data breach only occurred between March and April of this year, but that it is still looking into the matter.
  • It says that this resulted in the theft of credit card numbers, debit card numbers and names belonging to its customers.
  • The Chili’s data breach does not include its customers’ social security number, full date of birth, or federal or state identification number, as the restaurant chain doesn’t store this information.
  • Chili’s notes that the data breach was due to malware that had found its way into the company’s system.
  • The company also notes that the data breach only took place at select restaurant locations, but it doesn’t state which locations these were.
  • According to Chili’s, it is working with third-party  forensic experts to conduct an investigation into the data breach.
  • The chain has also alerted law enforcement of the situation and will continue to provide them with updates.
  • To go along with this, Chili’s says that it is working to bring in credit monitoring agencies to help protect its guests affected by the data breach.
  • It is also advising customers to set up fraud alert and a credit freeze.

Customers that want to learn more about the Chili’s data breach can do so by following this link.

EAT stock was down 3% as of Monday afternoon.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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