Chipotle Warns Customers of Data Breach, No Word Yet on Which Locations or How Many Cards Affected

If you used a credit card at Chipotle between March 24 and April 18 this year,  you better check your statements. The fast-casual Mexican food chain notified its customers on April 25 that it was aware of “unauthorized activity” on a system that processes purchases inside the restaurants.

“We immediately began an investigation with the help of leading cybersecurity firms, law enforcement, and our payment processor,” Chipotle said in a statement. “We believe actions we have taken have stopped the unauthorized activity, and we have implemented additional security enhancements.”

The news was revealed on a quarterly earnings conference call, according to this story. Because it’s early in the investigation, “the company did not provide additional information such as how many and which restaurants were affected, or what customer information may have been acquired by the supposed hackers.”

Though some sweet news was also revealed on the call — two desserts are in the works — customers who have visited the chain in the last month should watch their accounts.

You can read a transcript of that aforementioned quarterly earnings call here.


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