EAST EGAF holds 28th Meeting in Amsterdam

28th EGAF Meeting

The 28th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 18th January 2023 hosted by Group-IB in Amsterdam.  The hybrid meeting was chaired by Otto de Jong from ING Bank.

It was attended by 26 key representatives from Terminal Deployers, Terminal Vendors, Networks, Card Schemes, Security Equipment and Software Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts. 13 people were in the room and there were 13 virtual participants.

Experts from the following organisations contributed to the meeting: Atruvia AG, Bits A/S, BKA, BNP Paribas, Cennox, Damage Control, Diebold Nixdorf, Dutch Banking Association, Europol, Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN), GMV, Group-IB, ING Bank, KAL, LINK Scheme, Mastercard, NatWest Group, NCR, Payment Services Austria (PSA), Polish Banking Association (ZBP), TietoEVRY, and Visa.

EAST EGAF, which meets three times a year in advance of each of the meetings of EAST National and Global Members, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place on Logical and Malware attacks, Card Data Compromise and other issues relating to terminal fraud.

Discussion at the meeting focussed on the follow up to three EAST Fraud Alerts relating to Active Shimmer (Wedge) / Relay attacks, to contactless fraud, and to prevention measures relating to black box attacks.

EAST EGAF generates EAST Fraud Alerts for all EAST Members (National, Global and Associate). In total 276 Fraud Alerts have been issued as can be seen in the table below.


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