Card Breach Announced at Chili’s Restaurant Chain
Malware has harvested payment card details from some Chili’s restaurants, Brinker International, the company behind the restaurant chain announced on Friday. Brinker says it detected the malware on Friday, May 11, the same day it made the announcement. The company said it is still investigating the incident together with law enforcement and third-party forensic experts.
Based on the current details it was able to gather, the company said the malware appears to have infected some of its payment systems from where it gathered credit or debit card numbers and cardholder names. The company did not publish a list of Chili’s restaurants on whose network it found the malware but said the evidence suggests the malware was only active between March and April 2018. Brinker also didn’t provide an approximate number of affected customers but promised to publish more details as the investigation goes forward.