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Whole Foods Credit And Debit System Hacked, Find Out If You’re Affected

The last thing you want to hear is that one of your favorite supermarkets had a data breach, thus putting your information at risk, but the silver lining is that it wasn’t as massive as it could have been, as of now.

Whole Foods revealed that customers who used debit or credit cards at their “taprooms,” or full-service restaurants could be affected by the breach, and should keep a close eye on their accounts.

There are more than 40 Whole Foods Taprooms across the U.S., and while there is no readily available full-service restaurant number, if you were a patron of one, this could affect you.

Thankfully, Whole Foods said the breach did not extend to their regular grocery stores, as they use a completely different “point-of-sale system,” and even with the recent Amazon buyout, you don’t have to worry about the hack affecting your Amazon account.

Whole Foods seems to be vigorously investigating the breach, using a forensics team and even law enforcement expertise to help.

While it didn’t affect all 450 Whole Foods, it was a nationwide-level breach that touched several popular locations, so keep watch of your payment cards and purchasing activity.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.