Hackers steal payment info from Whole Foods

The grocery chain's restaurants and taprooms are affected.

The latest company to be hit by a data breach is Whole Foods, which announced on Friday that payment card information has been stolen by hackers.

The hackers stole the information used in Whole Foods taprooms and table-service restaurants. Cards used at the checkout in the grocery sections have not been affected.

There are seven Whole Foods stores in Minnesota, but only two of them are likely to have been affected.


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The Woodbury location has a taproom, while the store on Selby Avenue in St. Paul is home to the Selby Bar & Grill restaurant.

The retailer said the reason the grocery checkouts weren't affected is because the restaurants and taprooms use a different system.

The payment system of Whole Foods' new owner, Amazon.com, has also not been breached.

An investigation has been launched into the breach, with customers who fear they may be affected urged to closely monitor their card statements and bank accounts, reporting any unauthorized charges.

Whole Foods is the latest major company to be hit by a data breach over the past month. 

Only on Wednesday, Sonic Drive-In announced that the credit card details of as many as five million customers had been stolen by hackers.

And earlier this month, credit reporting agency Equifax announced the personal details, including social security numbers, of 143 million Americans had been compromised in a cyberattack.

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