The 50th EAST Meeting (National Members) was hosted by Payment Services Austria (PSA) in Vienna on 12th February 2020. The meeting was chaired by Martine Hemmerijckx of Worldline NV/SA, who co-founded EAST with Lachlan Gunn, EAST Executive Director, in 2004.
This was a milestone meeting and the last in the current format as, in June 2020, EAST will hold its 1st Global Congress. In recognition of her work in founding and supporting EAST, and on behalf of the EAST Board and members, Lachlan presented Martine with an award.
National country crime updates were provided by 20 countries, and a global update by HSBC. Topics covered included payment fraud and the continuing evolution of payment technology and related threats, terminal related fraud attacks, malware and logical attacks, and ATM related physical attacks.
The Criminal Intelligence Service Austria presented on the prevention of e-commerce fraud. The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol gave a presentation on forthcoming Europol activities for 2020, with a specific focus on Carding Action Week (CAW) . This was followed by a presentation from the Gulf Cooperation Council Police (GCCPOL) that gave an update on payment and fraud issues seen by their 6 member countries.
Presentations were also given by the EAST Payments Task Force (EPTF) and the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF). An update was given by the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP).
EAST Fraud Update 1-2020 will be produced later this month, based on the national country crime updates provided at the 50th EAST Meeting. EAST Fraud Updates are available on the EAST Website to EAST Members.