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Chili's Grill & Bar hit in data breach, company says

Chili's Grill & Bar hit in data breach, company says

The restaurant announced Saturday that payment card information of some patrons was compromised at certain Chili's restaurants as the result of a 'data incident'.

Officials say if you used a payment card at a Chili's restaurant between March-April 2018, it doesn't mean you were affected. The malware also harvested the names on those credit cards but the company says that was it.

Chili's officials said "we deeply value our relationships with our guests and our priority remains doing what is right for them".

- Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) May 12, 2018Brinker International said it is launching a probe to find out more information about the incident. The company said it is still investigating the incident together with law enforcement and third-party forensic experts. Below is information on how you can protect yourself and your information.

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Since Chili's doesn't collect certain personal information like social security numbers, date of birth or federal or state identification numbers from customers, this information wasn't compromised in the breach. "We take the security and privacy of your data seriously and are working diligently to address this issue".

Brinker International, the owner off the restaurant chain, said Friday data was breached at undisclosed "certain" locations.

In a statement, officials said it is believed customers who visited between March and April may be impacted. This website will be updated when this information becomes available.