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15 Whole Foods Markets in Orange County, Los Angeles and Palm Desert hacked

By in Press Enterprise on October 23, 2017

By Nancy Luna

  • The Hangar Bar at Whole Foods Market in Tustin opened last year. The taproom was part of a six-store hack in Orange County (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The grocer, which was recently acquired by Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com Inc., says the data breach did not affect its main checkout registers or any Amazon.com shoppers. However, 6 dining venues and tap rooms in Orange County were breached including the year old taproom in Tustin.

    The grocer, which was recently acquired by Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com Inc., says the data breach did not affect its main checkout registers or any Amazon.com shoppers. However, 6 dining venues and tap rooms in Orange County were breached including the year old taproom in Tustin.

  • Customers hang out at the Back Bay Tavern at the Fashion Island Whole Foods Market The dining venue was part of a six-store hack in Orange County )Paul Bersebach, The Orange County Register)

    Customers hang out at the Back Bay Tavern at the Fashion Island Whole Foods Market The dining venue was part of a six-store hack in Orange County )Paul Bersebach, The Orange County Register)

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Dining venues and taprooms inside 15 Whole Foods Markets in Southern California were part of a nationwide data breach of the Amazon-owned grocery chain.

Whole Foods first announced the data breach in late September. After conducting an investigation, the company revealed dozens of stores in 30 states, including California, were impacted by the breach, which stretched over seven months.

The 15 Southern California stores included six Whole Foods markets in Orange County: Tustin, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Brea and Newport Beach. Whole Foods said the credit-card payment systems hacked were restricted to in-house […]    

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