Whole Foods credit card system hacked

Sep 29, 2017

Whole Foods has been in Western New York for only about two weeks, but now the major grocery chain is reporting it has been hacked.

Credit WBFO's Chris Caya

In a statement released on its website, Whole Foods said it recently received information that the payment card information of some stores with tap rooms and full table service - like the one opened on Sheridan Drive in Amherst earlier this month - had been accessed.

It said those stores use a different point-of-sale system than others and that the grocer's primary point-of-sale system was not affected. Also not affected were Whole Foods purchased online at Amazon.com, which acquired the grocer in August.

The investigation is continuing by law enforcement and cyber security officials. However, Whole Foods advises customers to monitor their credit cards and report any unauthorized transactions to the issuing bank.