Since Whole Foods uses a different point-of-sales system at some of its stores, the data kep in those systems weren’t accessed by hackers. Hackers haven’t been able to touch any of Amazon.com’s data in its computer systems.
In a significant disclosure, Amazon.com Inc’s Whole Foods Market has stated that information related to credit cards had been stolen from its restaurants, taprooms and other venues from some of its stores.
Significantly, the upscale grocer which Amazon acquired for $13.7 billion, stated since it uses a different point-of-sale system at its roughly 450 U.S. stores, these were not involved in the hacking incident.
Whole Foods has also clarified that Amazon.com’s systems do not connect to the affected systems at Whole Foods and that Amazon.com’s transactions were not involved in the data hack.
Whole Foods, which sell beers on tap, did not disclose how many restaurants are in its stores.
The company has stated it is investigating the hack, has contacted law enforcement, has obtained the help of a leading cyber security forensics firm and is taking appropriate measures to address the issue.