EAST EGAF holds 31st Meeting

The 31st Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 17th January 2024.  It was conducted as a virtual meeting and was chaired by Otto de Jong of ING Bank.

It was attended by 21 key representatives from Terminal Deployers, Terminal Vendors, Networks, Card Schemes, Security Equipment and Software Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts.

Experts from the following organisations contributed to the meeting: Atruvia AG, BNP Paribas, Cartes Bancaires (CB), Cennox, Diebold Nixdorf, Europol, GMV, ING Bank, KAL, LINK Scheme, Mastercard, NatWest Group, NCR ATLEOS, Payment Services Austria (PSA), Tietoevry, TMD Security, US Secret Service.

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 Active Shimmer (Wedge) / Relay attacks, card trapping, 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 282 Fraud Alerts have been issued as can be seen in the table below.

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