DALLAS - A new data breach is affecting customers of a popular restaurant – Dallas-based Chili’s.
Chili's said that some restaurants had a breach in their data systems. The company believes the incident affects customers who made in-restaurant purchases between March and April of this year.
Right now it is unclear which locations or how many of the more than 1600 Chili’s locations were affected.
The company believes malware was used to gather card information including credit and debit card numbers and names of cardholders.
"This notice is to make you aware that some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of your payment card data, and to provide you information on steps you can take to protect yourself and minimize the possibility of misuse of your information,” the company said in a statement.
Chili’s is now working with a third-party company to investigate.
It is the latest in a wave of data breaches including at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Delta and Best Buy.