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After acknowledging that financial data for 1.5 million card holders was compromised in a data breach, the electronic payment-processing firm Global Payments announced that it may have yet another security incident on its hands, according to Network World.
Although unclear if more data was taken, the company discovered "potential unauthorized access to servers containing personal information." Network World reports that the second incident was discovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the initial data breach.
This lack of knowledge about breaches is nothing new. An April study by a log management company found that 27 percent of respondents did not know if their company had ever experienced a security breach. Nearly fifty percent claimed that they only analyzed data after an incident, instead of on a proactive basis. For some of the respondents, it wouldn't make sense to be so forward thinking, as 18 percent believed that a breach was inevitable regardless of security measures in place.
"It's becoming painfully clear that falling victim to a security breach is now a case of 'when' and not 'if,'" a vice president at the company conducting the survey said in a blog.
Global Payments is still dealing from the fallout of the first data breach, having been removed from the approved provider list of some payment card brands. According to Network World, the company is changing its security procedures in an effort to regain PCI compliance.