Chipotle reports hack in payment system

Apr 30, 2017, 01:19
Chipotle reports hack in payment system

Company representatives say they're investigating all credit-card transactions run between March 24 and April 18.

Despite the security breach, Chipotle also unveiled details about its new dessert item this week.

Hartung said the company immediately began an investigation into the activity and believes those actions - which included working with cyber security firms, law enforcement, and the payment processor - stopped the activity.

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Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle said Tuesday their payment system was hacked.

"As long as credit card data continues to be valuable on the black market, any company collecting or processing valid credit card information will continue to be a high value target".

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.

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Chipotle emphasized that customers should "closely monitor" their bank statements for any unauthorized charges.

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

The company intends to notify any customers affected by the breach when it receives specifics on the timeframe of the breach and the restaurant locations possibly affected.

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