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OKLAHOMA CITY – Darden Restaurants has announced that customers’ data may have been breached.

On August 16, company officials were notified by federal authorities that a “legacy point-of-sale system of certain Cheddar’s restaurants may have been compromised in a cyberattack involving restaurants in 23 states.”

Officials believe that payment card information, including card numbers, from guests who visited the affected Cheddar’s restaurants between November 3, 2017 and January 2, 2018, may have been exposed.

They estimate the exposure to be 567,000 payment card numbers, however, they are still investigating.

States affected in the breach:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Guests who dined at any Cheddar’s restaurant in those states between the affected dates should call 888-258-7280 for more information. Representatives are available to answer questions Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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