Dairy Queen - 27/08/2014

Dairy Queen has reported a data breach of their POS (Point of Sale) system when malware authorities are calling "Backoff" was found on the system. This same malware authorities are attributing to the Target and Supervalu Inc. data breaches.  Currently the restaurant chain is unclear as to how many stores were affected.  Dairy Queen operates 6,300 restaurants across the US, many of which are franchisees that are not required to report fraud to Dairy Queens headquarters. Currently Dairy Queen is working with authorities to uncover the specifics.More Information: http://bringmethenews.com/2014/08/27/dairy-queen-confirms-potential-brea...UPDATE:(9/10/2014): Dairy Queen has announced that several of its stores will go to a "cash only" model in lieu of the current data breach the fast food restaurant chain suffered.The company stated that only a small portion of its 4,500 stores were affected, but they would not say how many or which restaurants will be going to a cash only system. More Information: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/09/03/dairy-queen-taking-security-ste...UPDATE: (10/10/2014): On Thursday, Dairy Queen confirmed that 400 stores and one Orange Julius location were compromised as a result of the point of sale malware first reported back in August. The investigation also confirmed that the hackers used compromised credentials of a third party vendor to infiltrate Dairy Queen's POS system.More Information: http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/datasecurityincident/affected-stores/?lo...