- Grocer Whole Foods Market, now a unit of Amazon.com Inc., said it is investigating a breach of the point-of-sale software used in its taprooms and full-service restaurants in some of its stores. Whole Foods did not say how many locations or how many cards are affected. It said the payment system for the grocery store is unaffected. It also said that Amazon’s payment service is not connected to those in its stores, and no Amazon.com transactions have been affected. Whole Foods said it conducted an investigation with the aid of a cybersecurity forensics firm, and took measures to “address the issue.” It did not say what caused the breach or what actions it took.
- Mobile point-of-sale provider CardFlight Inc. said it and payments provider Dynamics Payments are waiving monthly and setup fees for Puerto Rican merchants who use CardFlight’s SwipeSimple product as they contend with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
- Merchant processor Global Payments Inc. announced the expansion of its TouchNet Information Systems platform for college and university tuition payments, e-commerce, and point-of-sale purchases to Canada, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Brazil.
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