Data Breach: Chili's Grill & Bar customer payment information hacked

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Published: May. 21, 2018 at 3:42 PM AKDT
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Customers who visited certain Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants between March and April may have had their payment information stolen by hackers according to a notice released by Chili's parent company Brinker International last week.

According to the notice originally issued on May 12, the company learned of the data breach the day before. Additional information released by Brinker suggests that malware was used to gather guest payment information, including credit and debit card numbers, cardholder names, and potentially expiration dates and CVV codes.

The company has not revealed specific store locations that may have been affected. Third-party digital forensics experts are working to learn the full scope of the hack.

William Dubinsky, owner of the Anchorage Chili's Grill & Bar, tells Channel 2 that the Anchorage location is locally owned and was not affected by the data breach.

Chili's customers who may have been impacted are being offered 12 months of free credit monitoring services, a $1 million dollar insurance reimbursement policy, identity theft recovery services, and identity protection education materials.

Customers who may have been impacted can learn more about the data breach and enroll in credit monitoring and identity theft services by visiting or by calling (888) 710-8606. The deadline to sign up for services is August 15.