Whole Foods reports data breach

Whole Foods reports data breach

The grocer says that taproom and full-service restaurant customers, but not grocery shoppers, were affected.

October 2, 2017
Wall Street Journal
Consumer Watch

In the latest data breach involving consumer data, Whole Foods Market said card-payment information of customers who drank and dined in its taprooms and full-service restaurants has been hacked.

The grocery-store chain, now part of Amazon.com Inc., said its restaurants and taprooms use a separate checkout system and information of its grocery shoppers weren’t affected. Amazon transactions were also not accessed in the breach, Whole Foods said in a statement on its website.

The company said it has hired a cybersecurity firm to help it investigate the hack and contacted law enforcement.

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