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Data Freeze: Dairy Queen Becomes Latest Retailer to Be Hacked

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Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data. The ice cream and fast-food chain 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. Check the lsit of affected stores here. Major financial institutions and retailers including JPMorgan Chase, Supervalu, Albertsons, Home Depot, Target and Michael's have been the target of cyberattacks in the past year.

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