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Whole Foods Data Breach 2017: 10 Things We Know

An investigation into the matter is still ongoing

By William White, InvestorPlace Writer

Whole Foods, which belongs to, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), has announced a data breach.

Whole Foods Data Breach 2017: 10 Things We Know
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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).

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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