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Whole Foods says payment card info breached at Bedford, Nashua taprooms

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October 05. 2017 3:12PM
The Whole Foods Market in Bedford. (Allegra Boverman/Union Leader)

BEDFORD - Whole Foods Market is reporting that someone illegally accessed payment card information from customers using its taprooms at the Bedford and Nashua stores, part of a nationwide breach of the grocery store chain.

"These venues use a different point of sale system than the company's primary store checkout systems, and payment cards used at the primary store checkout systems were not affected," the company said.

"When Whole Foods Market learned of this, the company launched an investigation, obtained the help of a leading cyber security forensics firm, contacted law enforcement, and is taking appropriate measures to address the issue."

"The company’s investigation is ongoing and it will provide additional updates as it learns more.

"While most Whole Foods Market stores do not have these taprooms and restaurants, Whole Foods Market encourages its customers to closely monitor their payment card statements and report any unauthorized charges to the issuing bank," Whole Foods said.

The Amazon.com systems do not connect to these systems at Whole Foods Market, according to the company. Transactions on Amazon.com have not been impacted.


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