Attention Cheddar's customers: your personal info may have been stolen

Darden reveals data breach

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Darden Restaurants has announced a data breach that could affect customers at its Cheddar's restaurants in 23 states including Texas.

In a statement, Darden officials said the point-of-sale system may have been compromised in a cyberattack incident, exposing credit card information for more than a half million customers.

The breach affects customers who visited Cheddar's between Nov. 3, 2017, and Jan. 2, 2018. Darden acquired Cheddar's in December 2017. The company says it disabled and replaced the Cheddar's payment system in April as part of its integration process.

The affected states include: 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 and Wisconsin.

Darden is offering identity protection services at no cost to people who visited a Cheddar's restaurant between Nov. 3, 2017, and Jan. 2, 2018. You can visit this website for details or call (888) 258-7280 for more information. 

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