Brinker International has announced that its subsidiary Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit by a payment card data breach at some of its locations in the US.
According to a notice published by Brinker, a malware captured credit and debit card numbers, and cardholder names from Chili’s payment systems.
It confirmed that personal information such as social security number and date of birth has not been compromised as the restaurant chain does not gather such details.
The company added that the incident might have taken place between March and April this year and is currently working with forensic experts to confirm its extent.
A statement from Brinker International read: “We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an extensive investigation to confirm the nature and scope of this incident. Law enforcement has been notified of this incident and we will continue to fully cooperate.
“We are committed to sharing additional information with our guests as we learn more and providing resources for you about this incident.”
The company further noted that it will offer fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for the impacted customers, and advised them to check bank and credit card statements for any suspicious activity.