Palm Desert Whole Foods hit by data breach

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Whole Foods in Palm Desert is one of 15 Whole Foods stores in Southern California hit by a nationwide data breach.

According to the Orange County Register, dining venues and taprooms were targeted between March 10 and Sept. 28, 2017, with a number of stores in 30 states falling victim.

Whole Foods said grocery shoppers and Amazon customers were not impacted by the breach.

"The software copied payment card information — which could have included payment card account number, card expiration date, internal verification code, and cardholder name — of customers who used a payment card at these venues," Whole Foods said in a statement.

Whole Foods said it first learned of the unauthorized access to its systems Sept. 23. The company disclosed the breach to the public within a week.

The company said customers with questions can call 1-888-818-7100.

A full list of stores breached, can be found here.

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