Whole Foods reveals credit, debit card breach at some stores


The company says that it "received information regarding unauthorized access of payment card information" at some of its taprooms and in-store restaurants with table service.

Whole Foods shoppers are being urged to check their credit card statements, after the company says it was hacked.

If you shop at Whole Foods Market, you may want to check your statements carefully for unusual activity. Others are in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Burlington and Asheville.

The Whole Foods breach also follows one of the most high-profile data breaches in history.

Scattered across the nation, Whole Foods has 448 store locations.

Whole Foods said it's working with a cybersecurity firm and plans to investigate who is behind the cyber attack.

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The breach comes after Amazon last month completed its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. We won't know more until Whole Foods progresses in its own investigation; how long that may take isn't known.

The grocery chain, which was acquired by Amazon in August, didn't specify how many cardholders might be affected by the breach.

Equifax's CEO announced his retirement earlier this week following the serious data breach which revealed up to 400,000 United Kingdom citizens' personal information and millions of USA customers' details. None of the stores have taprooms or dining services.

Amazon did not return a request for comment.

Wendy's said in July that point of sale systems at more than 1,000 of its USA restaurants were targeted by hackers, compromising an unknown number of credit and debit cards. Transactions on the retailer's website are not affected, Whole Foods said.