EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud holds 11th Meeting

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud - LogoThe Eleventh Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EAST EGAF) took place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at ING Domestic Bank in Amsterdam.

EAST EGAF is a regional expert group that focuses on regional and global ATM crime and fraud related issues, threats and counter-measures.

The meeting was chaired by Mr Otto de Jong and was attended by key representatives from ATM Deployers, ATM Networks, ATM Vendors, Security Equipment Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts.

EAST EGAF, which meets three times a year in advance of each of the meetings of EAST National Members, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place on ATM Skimming, ATM Card Trapping, ATM Cash Trapping, ATM Reversal Fraud and ATM Logical Fraud.

The focus of EAST EGAF is on topics and issues raised by EAST National Members, which represent 34 countries with a total deployment of 1,332,228 ATMs. Outputs from the group are presented to all meetings of EAST National Members.

In addition EAST EGAF generates EAST ATM Fraud Alerts for all EAST Members (National and Associate). In total 115 EAST ATM Fraud Alerts have been issued, 40 to date in 2016.

EAST ATM Fraud Alerts

The first EAST ATM Fraud Alert was issued on 12th September 2013 and, to date, 108 such alerts have been issued by 20 countries.  These Alerts provide valuable and timely intelligence to law enforcement agencies and the industry, allowing the spread of emerging threats and criminal methodologies to be tracked across the world.  While most of the Alerts have been issued by countries within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), there have been some from Belarus, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and the United States.

To date the Alerts issued have covered:  ATM Malware / Black Box attacks (cash out / jackpotting); Card Shimming; Card Skimming (highlighting the spread of different devices such as M1, M2 and M3); Card Trapping; Cash Trapping; Eavesdropping (highlighting the use of different MOs such as E2 and E3); EMV Shock Cards; Transaction Reversal Fraud; and Vandalism.  The table below shows a summary the Alerts issued:

EAST ATM Fraud Alerts Issued

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF) initiated the Alerts and conducts in-depth analysis of some of the emerging threats and devices.  Each Alert covers: the type of fraud; the country where discovered; the ATM type(s) affected; an indication as to whether or not the fraud was successful; a description of the device and the criminal MO; indication as the device location; information on PIN compromise (if card skimming or card trapping); and any available images.

The Alerts are restricted documents and are issued to to EAST Members (National and Associate) for their internal usage.

EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud holds Ninth Meeting

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud - LogoThe Ninth Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at ING Domestic Bank in Amsterdam.

EAST EGAF is a regional expert group that focuses on regional and global ATM crime and fraud related issues, threats and counter-measures.

The EAST EGAF meeting was chaired by Mr Otto de Jong and was attended by key representatives from ATM Deployers, ATM Networks, ATM Vendors, Security Equipment Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts.

EAST EGAF, which meets three times a year in advance of each of the meetings of EAST National Members, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place on ATM Skimming, ATM Card Trapping, ATM Cash Trapping, ATM Reversal Fraud and ATM Logical Fraud.

The focus of EAST EGAF is on topics and issues raised by EAST National Members, which represent 33 countries with a total deployment of 1,319,000 ATMs. Outputs from EAST EGAF are presented to all meetings of EAST National Members.

In addition EAST EGAF generates EAST ATM Fraud Alerts for all EAST Members (National and Associate). In total 78 EAST ATM Fraud Alerts have been issued, 3 to date in 2016.

EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud holds Eighth Meeting

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud - LogoThe eighth meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at ING Domestic Bank in Amsterdam.

EAST EGAF is a regional expert group that focuses on regional and global ATM crime and fraud related issues, threats and counter-measures.

The EAST EGAF meeting was chaired by Mr Otto de Jong and was attended by key representatives from ATM Deployers, ATM Networks, ATM Vendors, Security Equipment Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts.

EAST EGAF, which meets three times a year in advance of each of the meetings of EAST National Members, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place on ATM Skimming, ATM Card Trapping, ATM Cash Trapping, ATM Reversal Fraud and ATM Logical Fraud.

The focus of EAST EGAF is on topics and issues raised by EAST National Members, which represent 31 countries with an installed base of 655,398 ATMs. Outputs from EAST EGAF are presented to all meetings of EAST National Members.

In addition EAST EGAF generates EAST ATM Fraud Alerts for all EAST Members (National and Associate). In total 69 EAST ATM Fraud Alerts have been issued, 22 to date in 2015.