EAST EGAF holds 30th Meeting in Amsterdam

The 30th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 20th September 2023 hosted by the Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken) in Amsterdam.   The hybrid meeting was chaired by Otto de Jong from ING Bank.

It was attended by 23 key representatives from Terminal Deployers, Terminal Vendors, Networks, Card Schemes, Security Equipment and Software Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts. 12 people were in the room and there were 11 virtual participants.

Experts from the following organisations contributed to the meeting: BKA, BNP Paribas, BVK Technology, Cartes Bancaires (CB), Cennox, Damage Control, Diebold Nixdorf, Dutch Banking Association, Europol, GMV, ING Bank, KAL, LINK Scheme, Mastercard, NCR ATLEOS, Payment Services Austria (PSA), Tietoevry, TMD Security, US Secret Service, 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 five EAST Fraud Alerts relating to Active Shimmer (Wedge) / Relay attacks, to cash trapping, to transaction reversal fraud (TRF), 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 281 Fraud Alerts have been issued as can be seen in the table below.

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