Chipotle warns of credit breach at restaurants

Chipotle reports hack in payment system
Chipotle warns of data security breach, recommends monitoring card statements
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30 April, 2017

Chipotle may have been the target of a data breach. The company reported to investors that it "detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports payment processing", which could put customers' credit and debit cards at risk.

The Denver-based burrito chain announced Tuesday that hackers had access to the network that supports its payment system for almost a month, from March 24 to April 18.

The food chain notified customers on Tuesday that it had recently detected suspicious activity on a system they use to process credit card payments, but didn't offer details on which chains had been affected. Our investigation is focused on card transactions in our restaurants that occurred from March 24, 2017 through April 18, 2017.

Officials said because their investigation is ongoing, complete findings are not available and it is too early to provide further details on the investigation.

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The company has set up a website where it will post updates for customers.

Chipotle said it has put in additional security measures and has taken the necessary steps to stop any further intrusion into its financial processing systems.

As a reminder, Chipotle said you should always monitor your payment card statements and contact your bank if you see any suspicious charges.


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