Dairy Queen latest to suffer customer card hack

Photo courtesy Dairy Queen.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.

The company said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. The company said it has fixed the malware problem.

International Dairy Queen Inc. has about 4,500 franchised stores in the U.S. It’s also the parent of the Orange Julius chain, and one stand-alone Orange Julius store was breached.

Dairy Queen said there’s no evidence Social Security numbers, card PIN numbers or email addresses were stolen.

The Edina, Minnesota-based company, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is offering customers free identity repair services.

Major retailers including Home Depot, Target and Michael’s have been the target of cyberattacks in the past year.

The following store in Hampton Roads was targeted:

Dairy Queen LTD Brazier
Patrick Henry Mall
12300 Jefferson Ave. #716
Newport News, Va.

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The full press release sent out by the Associate Vice President of Communications Dean A. Peters can be found here.

The list of affected stores can be fount at: http://www.dq.com/datasecurityincident/affected-stores

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