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Dairy Queen the Most Recent Target of PoS Malware

Dairy Queen the restaurant chain for fast food situated inside Edina, Minnesota, US recently confirmed that their computers within certain locations had contracted malware infection which endangered its customers' data of debit and credit cards, published softpedia.com in news on August 28, 2014.

It may be noted that Dairy Queen owns over 6,000 food outlets within USA and Canada along with eighteen other countries.

A warning by the US Secret Service has been issued to the company - the agency conducts probes into the above kind of criminal operations - stating a PoS malware had invaded its systems, including making intrusions into numerous other retail businesses.

It was Brian Krebs, Security Blogger who happened to be first in declaring one probable security hack occurring against the restaurant. Bankinfosecurity.com published this in news on August 28, 2014.

The declaration indicates that 'Backoff' Point-of-Sale malicious program is the cause of the problem as even DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has announced the threat impacting over a thousand enterprises within recent assaults.

Dairy Queen stated that only a few outlets might be in danger so far as its customer data was concerned. Moreover, the affected franchisees, payment card companies and card processors had been informed so they could gather relevant details regarding the mishap.

Right now, there's little knowledge of how many outlets have been affected alternatively how many customers have had their data leaked.

Late in 2013, a data hack at Target Corp a retail departmental shop was because of the same Backoff malicious program that resulted in the compromise of some 40m payment cards. More retails affected were Neiman Marcus and Michael Stores as well.

New Orleans based restaurant Mizado Cocina declared on 19th August 2014 that a Backoff attack against it apparently compromised payment card transactions from May 9 to July 18, 2014.

Previously, North America situated United Parcel Service (UPS) reported one malware attack which hijacked around 105K PoS transactions at fifty one of its outlets. The breach's investigation is ongoing; as a result, UPS is unable to say if the malware attacking its PoS devices really is Backoff.

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