Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Chili's warns of credit card breach at NJ restaurants

Chili's warns of credit card breach at NJ restaurants

"If you used your payment card at a Chili's restaurant between March - April, 2018, it does not mean you were affected by this incident", the company said in a statement.

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.

Chili's parent company Brinker International announced Saturday that malware on some of the chain's payment systems may have harvested customers' credit card information.

We immediately activated our response plan upon learning of this incident. "We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an extensive investigation to confirm the nature and scope of this incident".

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

Chili's did not go into detail about which of the corporate-owned restaurants were affected. An investigation is ongoing.

Personal information such as social security number, full date of birth, or federal or state identification number was not collected.

The chain, which has 24 locations in New Jersey, said in a statement it became aware on Friday that some credit card information was compromised.

Customers are advised to contact nationwide credit-reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and Transunion to add a fraud alert statement to their credit file.

Chili's says it will provide the most up-to-date information on this website.

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