DENVER — Dairy Queen announced a data breach that affects some of its customers’ sensitive credit card information. The breach happened at certain Dairy Queen/Orange Julius locations across the country, including a dozen stores in Colorado.

“Because nearly all DQ and Orange Julius locations are independently owned and operated, we worked closely with affected franchise owners, as well as law enforcement authorities and the payment card brands, to assess the nature and scope of the issue,” a statement says.

“As a result of our investigation, we discovered evidence that the systems of some DQ locations and one Orange Julius location were infected with the widely-reported Backoff malware that is targeting retailers across the country.”

Customers’ names, payment card numbers and expiration dates were compromised. “We have no evidence that other customer personal information, such as Social Security numbers, PINs or email addresses, were compromised as a result of this malware infection,” the statement says. The company also says the problem has been contained.

The table below from the company shows the locations and time frames of Colorado stores that are involved. Many are in metro Denver but there are locations involved statewide.

DQ GRILL & CHILL RESTAURANT
705 1ST AVE
MONTE VISTA Friday, August 01, 2014 Saturday, August 30, 2014
DAIRY QUEEN LTD BRAZIER
8223 S QUEBEC ST UNIT Q
CENTENNIAL Friday, August 01, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
DAIRY QUEEN LTD BRAZIER
774 W 120TH AVE
WESTMINSTER Friday, August 01, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
DQ / ORANGE JULIUS
STREETS AT SOUTHGLENN 2330 E ARAPAHOE RD
CENTENNIAL Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Wednesday, September 03, 2014
DQ / ORANGE JULIUS
305 EXEMPLA CIR
LAFAYETTE Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
DQ / ORANGE JULIUS
1755 CENTRAL PARK PLAZA
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Saturday, August 30, 2014
DAIRY QUEEN / ORANGE JULIUS
16270 E ARAPAHOE RD STE 206
FOXFIELD Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Sunday, August 31, 2014
DQ GRILL & CHILL RESTAURANT
11631 W 64TH AVE
ARVADA Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014
DQ / ORANGE JULIUS
2197 S CHAMBERS …read more      

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