Chili's restaurant chain hit with credit and debit card data breach

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Chili's Bar & Grill has issued a statement to notify customers about a data breach that affected certain locations.

In a statement released Saturday, the company says the "data incident" affects in-restaurant purchases made between March 2018 and April 2018 at certain Chili's restaurants.

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.

What Happened? On May 11, 2018, we learned that some of our Guests' payment card information was compromised at certain Chili's restaurants as the result of a data incident.

The company said third-party forensic experts are attempting to learn incident details.

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

"However, out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you remain vigilant and consider taking one or more [.] steps to avoid identity theft, obtain additional information, and protect your personal information".

What Information Was Involved? . Chili's says they are now working to determine which locations and how many customers were affected. Therefore, this personal information was not compromised. The company does not collect other identifying information like Social Security numbers, birth dates or state ID numbers.

What Are We Doing? .

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