You might want to secure your debit/credit cards! If you’ve been to Chili’s this year in March or April you might have been apart of the data breach!

On May 11 Chili’s Announced That Customers May Have Had Their Cards Exposed

During the announcement Chili’s reported ” We believe that malware was used to gather payment card information including credit or debit card numbers as well as cardholder names from our payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants “.

The incident was reported by Chili’s founding corporation Brinker International which owns almost every Chili’s franchise along with Maggiano’s across the globe. There are 1,593 Chili’s restaurant’s currently and there’s no information on how many were affected but with almost all of them being connected to the same network we can safely assume almost all of them were affected.


What Should I Do About This? Am I Safe? 

Despite your credit or debit card being exposed to hackers you may or may not have anything to worry about. While the odds are extremely low, you could still be affected by this if someone with your information randomly decided to use your card.

If your card was used without your authorization you can always report it to you banking agency and have the transaction investigated. If you want to put a little more effort into making sure you’re protected from this incident, you should immediately cancel the card(s) you used at Chili’s and if you want to you can cancel your other cards as well.

This article will be updated as the company responds. Keep checking for more info on the incident. To stay updated via the Chili’s page visit

Written by ThatWindowsDev

Microsoft Developer that studied Information Technology & Security. I mainly focus on Website Development, Cyber Security, Information Security and Stocks. Former Anonymous and have wrote for various news companies.


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