Whole Foods, which belongs to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ), has announced a data breach.
Here's what we know about the Whole Foods data breach.
- The retailer says that it was recently alerted to unauthorized access of payment card information at certain stores.
- This took place at its locations that house taprooms and full restaurants.
- Only a few Whole Foods locations actually contain these types of facilities.
- The point of sale system used for the taprooms and restaurants is separate from the one used for the rest of the store.
- This means that most customers are unlikely to have been hit by the data breach.
- Whole Foods also notes that this system doesn't connect to Amazon's retail system in any way.
- The retailer has already brought in a "leading cyber security forensics firm" to help with an investigation.
- It has also contacted law enforcement about the issue.
- The investigation is still underway and not much else is known, including when the hack started and what information was stolen.
- Whole Foods is warning all of its customers to keep a close eye on their accounts and to report any unauthorized charges to the issuing bank.
You can read more about the Whole Foods data breach by following this link .
Whole Foods is far from the only organization to suffer from a data breach recently. Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX ) announced a massive data breach that hit 143 million people earlier this month. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also said that it has been affected by a data hack . Others targeted by hackers recently include Deloitte and Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ: SONC ).
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As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.