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Card Breach Announced at Chili's Restaurant Chain ( 88

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Malware has harvested payment card details from some Chili's restaurants, Brinker International, the company behind the restaurant chain announced on Friday. Brinker says it detected the malware on Friday, May 11, the same day it made the announcement. The company said it is still investigating the incident together with law enforcement and third-party forensic experts. Based on the current details it was able to gather, the company said the malware appears to have infected some of its payment systems from where it gathered credit or debit card numbers and cardholder names.

Card Breach Announced at Chili's Restaurant Chain

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  • Solution... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by b0s0z0ku ( 752509 ) on Sunday May 13, 2018 @05:06PM (#56605054)
    Solution ... don't eat at Chili's. It's not like you'll really miss crappy fake "Tex Mex" food heated in a microwave. If you really need this cr@p, pay with good, old-fashioned, cash or a pre-paid card.
    • Re:Solution... (Score:5, Insightful)

      by ShanghaiBill ( 739463 ) on Sunday May 13, 2018 @05:27PM (#56605132)

      Solution ... don't eat at Chili's.

      Better solution: Fix the idiotic CC system the requires the same information to be both widely known and secret.

      • by mjwx ( 966435 )

        Solution ... don't eat at Chili's.

        Better solution: Fix the idiotic CC system the requires the same information to be both widely known and secret.

        Even better solution: Make the storage of card details illegal with jail terms for any business and supplier of POS terminals that permit it.

        This will never happen as it will force a small percentage of people back to cash, seeing as banks skim a percentage off each transaction on credit, they'll lose millions in pure profit from that small percentage.

        As an aside, my solution is easier and faster to implement.

        • This is why I NEVER select the "save my card for faster purchases" option. Well, except for Amazon, but that's the only exception. It takes me all of 20 to 30 seconds to enter card for each transaction. I can spare the time...

    • by Anonymous Coward

      You say that like all chains don't use Sysco food. The only difference between chains now is the quality of food that they order from Sysco. Sysco doesn't offer anything spicy, which is my main complaint, but after eating at over a hundred Mexican restaurants between Georgia and Washington state, none of them had spicy food anyway. It just sucks that you simply cannot get spicy Mexican food unless you cook it yourself.

      • I should have qualified further. Don't eat at most chains. If it's traded on Wall Street and has > 5 locations, quality takes a plummet.

        You can definitely get spicy/authentic Mexican food in AZ, CA, NM, or NY (Brooklyn). Places with ... large Mexican communities :)

      • Sysco is a big one, but they are not the only supplier out there, and many customers split their orders among several suppliers. In many areas there are smaller purveyors that specialize in ethnic foods.

        A place like Chilis won't do this - they (along with a lot of other chains) have "dumbed down" the food because they think highly spiced food will put off some customers. So they make it bland. You might as well go to T.G.I.Fridays.

        • We don't have Chili's where I live, so I had a look at their menu online.
          It didn't make me want to try their food. I'm guessing it's really cheap.
      • by Anonymous Coward

        My wife used to work for Sysco, and I can say that everything Chiles gets from Sysco, is to the specs that Chiles has given Sysco. She says that if you wanted spicy, you could almost certainly get it from Sysco - the problem is that a lot of customers choose to not offer spicy because they think it will put off some customers, and the customers who do like spicy will eat there anyways.

    • I'm going to keep on using my credit card with no worries, since like almost everyone I am not liable for false charges. There's no reason to change my behavior, breaches like this are the bank's problem, not mine.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 13, 2018 @05:09PM (#56605064)

    data back
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    data back
    data back
    data back
    data back

  • by AndyKron ( 937105 ) on Sunday May 13, 2018 @05:17PM (#56605088)
    Wouldn't it be easier just to report those that haven't been hacked yet?
  • by SeaFox ( 739806 ) on Sunday May 13, 2018 @05:20PM (#56605102)

    Chili's has those stupid at-table tablet kiosks that allow you to order things and pay your bill yourself.

    In the current climate of card skimming devices being installed by criminals at ATMs and gas pumps -- consider that.
    A portable, wireless, card reading device that is being left unsupervised for long periods of time, and the customer is being encouraged to use by the staff.

  • It's like a Southwestern Applebees. All the food still comes off a Sysco truck. You'll do better at Taco Bell for price/performance and also volcanic flatulence.

    • How about that airplane food? Isn't it terrible? Talk about an antique joke. If mildly spicy food makes you shit yourself then I suggest you see a doctor.

  • Did they hack the Pay at Table Tablets?

  • by HockeyPuck ( 141947 ) on Sunday May 13, 2018 @08:25PM (#56605818)


    I want my data back data back data back...
    I want my data back data back data back...

  • Is that now the world knows you eat at Chilis
  • Every week there is at least one report like this one of a data breach of electronic payment systems -- which is why I've been paying cash for everything I do in-person for more than a year now, to reduce the chances of getting my banking information stolen in one of these breaches.

    Nervous Nellies, Doomsayers, and Chicken-Littles need not comment; I don't care about all your pants-peeing nightmare scenarios about some masked stranger robbing me, heard it all before, literally don't give a fuck, don't wa

Don't get suckered in by the comments -- they can be terribly misleading. Debug only code. -- Dave Storer