Hackers Hit Whole Foods Restaurants; Sonic Looking Into Possible Data Breach

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Whole Foods said Friday the credit and debit card information of customers who bought meals or drinks at its in-store restaurants or bars have been exposed to hackers.

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.

Whole Foods did not say which of its 470 stores were affected, and a spokeswoman declined to answer any questions. The Whole Food stores that do have in-store restaurants and bars tend to be in or near cities.

Whole Foods says it is investigating the hack.

It’s the latest incident at an eatery in two days. On Tuesday, Sonic reported “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.

In a statement, the fast food chain said its credit card processor notified them of the incident last week and that it’s now “working to understand the nature and scope of the issue.” Sonic did not disclose how many credit cards were potentially involved in the incident or when the incident took place.

Sonic has more than 3,500 restaurants in 44 states. News of the possible breach sent Sonic Corp.’s stock plummeting Wednesday.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  1. Big Foods has killed more people with processed foods than both world wars and with all worldwide terrorist attacks combined. Just Google ‘the Swiss milk study’ or the ‘Harvard milk study’, you will find that drinking more than three cups of milk has the mortality rate comparable to smoking three packs of cigarettes a day and with a hip-replacement thrown in.Even a cow would not drink that swill. All pasteurized foods and juices have been sterilized to prolong shelf life. This denatures the protein and destroys all nutrition. You do not even want to know what those nuggets are really made from. Drive-throughs are responsible for more deaths than drive by’s. If terrorist wishes to maim kill and hurt Americans all they need do is open a fast food franchise.PLEASE DEMAND F.D.A. REFORM.

  2. Gene Easley says:

    Technology will be the end of us. Better the days when we actually had to go to the bank, write checks, paper receipts, digital is dangerous.

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