Fidelity and Dairy Queen Are Hit by Data Hackers

Latest in a string of brands to suffer security breaches

Fidelity Investments, one of the country's largest mutual fund companies, is the latest victim of data hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal. And Dairy Queen's got issues on the same front. 

Unnamed federal investigators told the Journal the same hackers who recently raided data from JPMorgan also broke into Fidelity servers, although it's unknown at this point what type of data was comprised at Fidelity. Investigators told the Journal the breach did not involve account information.

Last Friday, JPMorgan reported 83 million households and businesses were exposed to theft of personal information, including emails, but no fraudulent activity was reported.

The scope of the federal investigation now includes 13 corporations that had some form of contact with the hackers, but so far only Fidelity and JPMorgan suffered stolen data. The investigation is reportedly centering on a Russian cyber crime ring.

And another retailer, Dairy Queen, was the target of hackers who may have stolen customer names, debit and credit card details at 395 of its 4,500 locations. The quick-serve franchise said the hacks happened between August and October, but there is no evidence that pin numbers or email addresses were stolen. The chain, which is owned by Warren Buffett, is offering customers free identity theft protection.

Dairy Queen now joins Jimmy Johns, Home Depot, Target and Michaels as retail targets of data thieves in the past year.