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  • Certain Chili’s restaurants may have experienced a malware attack that targeted customer payment information such as their full name and credit card or debit card numbers. 
  • Parent company Brinker International estimated the data breach occurred between March 2018 and April 2018 and said the investigation was ongoing. 
  • Brinker International shares tumbled on the news, closing down 3.89% Monday. 
  • Watch Brinker International trade in real-time here.

Brinker International, the parent company behind Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant chains, tumbled after announcing a data breach over the weekend. Shares finished lower by about 4% on Monday.

Customers who ate at certain Chili’s restaurants may be at risk as the restaurant chain experienced a malware attack. The company estimates the data breach happened between March and April 2018, but the investigation is ongoing. The attack targeted customers’ payment card information such as names and credit or debit card numbers.

“We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the details of what happened,” Brinker International said in a press release. “Law enforcement has been notified of this incident and we will continue to fully cooperate.” 

The company noted that personal information such as full date of birth, social security numbers and government identification numbers should not have been compromised as the restaurant chain does not collect this information. Brinker International recommends customers who visited its restaurants during the time period should monitor their bank accounts for any suspicious activity. 

Brinker International shares are up about 10% this year.

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