Helping Staff Keep Your Credit Card Information Safe?
The company that owns Chili's restaurants recently announced that hackers stole cardholder names and credit and debit card numbers used by customers at some locations between March and April 2018.
A spokesperson said that the organization is still working to determine the scope of the data breach. It is also working with outside forensic experts to determine how hackers gained access to the data, although it suspects that the hackers used malware.
The spokesperson said that the hackers do not have access to customers' Social Security numbers, full dates of birth, or federal or state identification numbers because Chili's does not collect that information. Sarah Whitten "Malware attack at Chili's compromised some customers' credit and debit card information" www.cnbc.com (May 14, 2018).
- Only carry work-issued credit cards when going to make a purchase. Keep them in a secure place, and never leave a purse or wallet unattended.
- If possible, do not let credit cards out of your sight when paying for purchases.
- Never send a credit card number in response to an email request. For that matter, never email a credit card number for any reason because email is not a secure means of communication.
- Only use credit cards to make online purchases from well-known, reputable merchants. Make sure the site is encrypted before entering credit card information.
- If a credit card is lost or stolen, or you realize that you might have entered a credit card number into an unsecured website, immediately notify your employer.
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