Image shows a person using their hands to cover their PIN at an ATMFind information here about the European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST). EAST was formed as the European ATM Security Team in 2004 to focus on ATM security when card skimming was a rising issue in Europe. On 8th June 2017 EAST changed its name to reflect significant changes in the payments landscape and its remit now covers both Terminal Security and Payment Security.

EAST has set up an international network in order to help improve public/private sector cross-border cooperation in the fight against organized cross-border crime.

EAST National Members represent countries within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), as well as others by special arrangement, and active links are maintained with both Europol and Eurojust.   For the purposes of  sharing information and crime statistics, EAST maintains connections with organisations outside of  SEPA.

EAST produces:

  • Half year and Full year European Payment Terminal Crime Reports to provide interested parties with an overview of the European ATM crime situation. (These are compiled from statistics provided by the EAST membership, as well as from other industry sources)
  • Three European Fraud Updates each year, based on reports provided by National Members at each of the three EAST meetings.
  • Lists of devices and systems for the benefit of Industry stakeholders.
  • EAST Fraud Alerts and Physical Attack Alerts for National and Associate Members

EAST holds both open and closed events.  More information can be found on the Events Page.

To access EAST outputs it is necessary to join as an Associate Member

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EAST Associate Membership

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