The malware attack that hit Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants nationwide in March and April touched customers at least 20 restaurants located in South Carolina, including 4 in the Columbia area.
The Denver-based company published results of its investigation into the attack that accessed the data from payment cards run through devices at the restaurants.
The hack was designed to capture the data, including name, card number, expiration date and security code stored on the card’s magnetic strip.
Customers who used their cards at four locations in the Columbia area were affected.
Those restaurants and the dates of the attack were as follows:
- 619 Gervais Street between March 27 and April 18, 2017
- 6070 Garners Ferry Road from March 27 through April 18, 2017
- 276 Harbison Boulevard from March 26 through April 18, 2017
- 4940 Forest Drive between March 25 and April 18, 2017
Sixteen other Chipotle’s in South Carolina were also affected including establishments in Aiken, Anderson, Bluffton, Charleston, Clemson, Florence, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, North Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg.
Chipotle has published a database of the effected sites identified thus far at https://www.chipotle.com/security#security
In its release on Tuesday, the company said it had removed the malware from and it continues to work with security experts to strengthen their own security measures.
If you believe your information may have been compromised or have any other questions about the incident, you are encouraged to call 888-738-0534 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EDT.