Terminal Fraud Update – EAST FCS Seminars 2019

Terminal Fraud

Act now to save your place for the Terminal Fraud Seminar that will be held by the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) on 9th October 2019.


  • EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn will share the latest Terminal Fraud Statistics published by EAST, covering the period January to June 2019;
  • Veronica Borgogna of BANCOMAT S.p.A will provide a national threat assessment for Italy
  • and Ben Birtwistle of RBS will provide a national threat assessment for the UK

The national threat assessments will cover card compromise and logical/malware attacks

This interactive event follows the basic structure of EAST EGAF Member meetings.  Attendance at EAST EGAF meetings is limited, as it is a working group, and this event enables a wider participation and the opportunity for all attendees to engage with the Group and its organizers.

ATM Physical Attacks

The EAST FCS Seminars will be co-located with RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2019 event, although separate registration is required.

2019 EAST FCS ATM Physical Attack Seminar Sponsor

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available

Viewpoint: Has your payment card been compromised and , if so, where?

In a website research poll that ran from January to April 2017 cardholders who had had a payment card compromised were asked if they knew where the compromise took place. 33% of respondents answered ‘during an online transaction’, 14% ‘at an ATM’, 14% ‘at a petrol (gas) station’ ,10% ‘due to a data breach’. and 5% ‘at a merchant terminal’.  24% did not know where the compromise took place. The poll results can be seen in the chart below.


How safe you feel as a cardholder when making a card-based payment transaction is of paramount concern to the industry.  The EAST Payments Task Force (EPTF) is focusing on payment research.

The current website research poll, which closes at the end of August is on ATM fraud and asks what you feel is the biggest fraud risk to the ATM channel over the next few years?  To take it, and to see all past results, visit the ATM Research Page on this website.