EAST EGAF holds 32nd Meeting in Amsterdam

32nd EGAF Meeting

The 32nd Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 8th May 2024 hosted by the Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken) in Amsterdam.   The hybrid meeting was chaired by Thomas Von der Gathen from Payment Services Austria (PSA).

It was attended by 17 key representatives from Terminal Deployers, Terminal Vendors, Networks, Card Schemes, Security Equipment and Software Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts. 7 people were in the room and there were 10 virtual participants.

Experts from the following organisations contributed to the meeting: Atruvia AG,  Bits A/S, BKA, BVK Technology, Cennox, Damage Control, Diebold Nixdorf, Dutch Banking Association, GMV, KAL, LINK Scheme, Mastercard, NatWest Group, NCR ATLEOS, Payment Services Austria (PSA), and Tietoevry.

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 Card Data Compromise, Logical and Malware attacks, Relay attacks and other issues relating to terminal fraud.

Discussion at the meeting focussed on the follow up to EAST Fraud Alerts and Security Updates relating to Relay attacks, to cash trapping (deposit and withdrawal), to transaction reversal fraud (TRF), and to prevention measures relating to black box attacks.

EAST EGAF generates EAST Fraud Alerts and Security Updates for all EAST Members (National, Global and Associate). In total 284 Fraud Alerts have been issued as can be seen in the table below.


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