EAST FCS – ATM Physical Attacks Seminar

EAST FCS - ATM Physical Attacks SeminarOpen Event: Delegate places are limited.  Early registration is advised. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

EAST FCS – ATM Physical Attacks Seminar 

This interactive event follows the basic structure of EAST EGAP Member meetings.  For the 2018 Event an introduction to the Group was followed by presentation of the latest EAST Physical Attack Statistics (H1 2018).  Then two sessions focused on the ATM physical attack situation in Europe – a high level overview from Europol, followed by Law Enforcement updates from several of the Key European markets.  A networking break was followed by a session on the steps taken in Italy to counter ATM explosive attacks (gas and solid), and the event concluded with a Q&A session on all attack types and counter-measures.

Attendance at EAST EGAP 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 organisers.

Want to attend the 2019 Event?  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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Terminal Physical Attack Definitions launched by 11th EAST EGAP Meeting at Europol

Physical AttackEAST has published new Terminal Physical Attack Definitions and Terminology to help industry and law enforcement when reporting attacks against ATMs and other terminals.  The document was officially launched at the 11th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EAST EGAP), which took place on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at Europol in The Hague.  Production of the document was coordinated by EAST EGAP.  The terminal types covered are broadly classified as:

  • ATM – Automated Teller Machine
  • ATS – Automated Teller Safe (also known as a Teller Cash Dispenser or TCD)

The aim is for these physical attack definitions and terminology to be adopted globally by the Industry and Law enforcement when describing or reporting physical attacks on terminals.  A copy of the document is available here.

11TH EAST EGAP Meeting

Advisory Group on Financial ServicesThe 11th Meeting was chaired by Mr Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme and was attended by key representatives from Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks, Security Equipment Vendors and Law Enforcement.  Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe and National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from eighteen countries.

EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM and ATS related physical attack trends, attack methodologies and counter-measures, threat protection, and for the provision of regularly updated lists of manufacturers of ATM protective devices. The latest lists can be downloaded from the ‘Stained Banknotes’ page on this website (bottom of page).  The Group, which meets twice each year, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place. The areas covered include:

  • The latest incidents and criminal MOs
  • The collection and distribution of best practice guidelines
  • The evolution of threats and counter-measures
  • Lessons from and on law enforcement

EAST EGAP meetings are restricted to working group members and, to provide a wider platform for sharing/discussion, the Group is holding a half-day open seminar in London on 9th October 2019.  Registration for this is now open and more information can be found on the EAST Events website.

EAST FCS – ATM Physical Attacks Seminar

 

Open Event: Delegate places are limited.  Early registration is advised.

EAST FCS – ATM Physical Attacks Seminar 

This interactive event follows the basic structure of EAST EGAP Member meetings.  An introduction to the Group will be followed by presentation of the latest EAST Physical Attack Statistics (H1 2018).  Then two sessions will focus on the ATM physical attack situation in Europe – a high level overview from Europol, followed by Law Enforcement updates from several of the Key European markets.  A networking break will be followed by a session on the steps taken in Italy to counter ATM explosive attacks (gas and solid), and the event will conclude with a Q&A session on all attack types and counter-measures.

Attendance at EAST EGAP 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.

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EAST EGAP holds 10th Meeting in The Hague

The tenth meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Tuesday 4th September 2018 in The Hague.

EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM and ATS related physical attack trends, attack methodologies and counter-measures, threat protection, and for the provision of regularly updated lists of manufacturers of ATM protective devices. The latest lists can be downloaded from the ‘Stained Banknotes’ page on this website (bottom of page).

The meeting was chaired by Mr Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme and was attended by key representatives from Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks, Security Equipment Vendors and Law Enforcement.  Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe and National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from twelve countries.

EAST EGAP, which meets twice each year, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place. The areas covered include:

  • The latest incidents and criminal MOs
  • The collection and distribution of best practice guidelines
  • The evolution of threats and counter-measures
  • Lessons from and on law enforcement

EAST EGAP meetings are restricted to working group members and, to provide a wider platform for sharing/discussion, the Group is holding a half-day open seminar in London on 10th October 2018.  Registration for this is now open and more information can be found on the EAST Events website.

ATM Physical Attacks

ATM Physical attacks remain a significant issue for ATM owners and other stakeholders (both public and private sector) in Europe and elsewhere, with explosive attacks (gas and solid explosive) of particular concern.  On 10th October 2018 the EAST Expert Group on ATM & ATS Physical Attacks (EAST EGAP) will hold an open Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Seminar in London to focus on the issue.  EAST EGAP is chaired by Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme.

EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn said ‘EAST EGAP was formed as a working group in 2014 and will hold its 10th Meeting on Tuesday 4th September 2018 in The Hague.  Attendance at EAST EGAP meetings is restricted in accordance with the group’s Terms of Reference, which makes the coming FCS Seminar in October a great opportunity for all those affected by, or concerned about, ATM physical attacks to engage with EAST’.

This interactive event follows the basic structure of EAST EGAP Member meetings.  An introduction to the Group will be followed by presentation of the latest EAST Physical Attack Statistics (H1 2018).  Then Gertjan Kaijen of Europol will give an update on the ATM physical attack situation in Europe, which will be followed by Law Enforcement updates from several of the key European markets.  After a networking break there will a session on the steps taken in Italy to counter ATM explosive attacks (gas and solid), and the event will conclude with a Q&A session on all attack types and counter-measures.  The event is co-located with RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2018 Conference.  See the full programme here.

Attendance at EAST EGAP meetings is limited, as it is a working group, and this EAST FCS Seminar enables wider participation and the opportunity for all attendees to engage with the Group and its organisers.


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EAST FCS Seminars 2018 – Update

FCSFollowing on from the success of past FCS Forums EAST is running two concurrent half-day open events (FCS Seminars) on 10th October 2018. They will be held in London and will be co-located with RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2018 conference at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel.

The FCS Seminars are open to all interested parties.  EAST has a dedicated Events website where details of the latest programme for each event can be seen, along with information on confirmed speakers.  These include Tobias Wieloch and Gertjan Kaijen from Europol, Daniel Zorzo López from Spain’s Guardia Civil, Ben Birtwistle from the Royal Bank of Scotland and forensic experts Brian Underhill and Nick Weber.

Attendance at EAST EGAF and EGAP meetings is limited due to the size of the Groups and this event enables a wider participation and the opportunity for all attendees to engage with the Groups and their organisers.  Act now to reserve your placeEarly registration discounts are available until 13th August 2018.

EAST Events would not be possible without sponsorship support.  To date the October 2018 EAST FCS Seminar sponsors are:

Interested in FCS Event Sponsorship?  Visit the sponsorship page of our Events website

New EAST FCS Event Website now live!

EAST FCSThe new EAST FCS Event website is now ‘live’ and registrations can now be made for the two EAST Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Seminars that will be co-located with RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2018 conference on 10th October 2017.  The two interactive EAST FCS Seminars are:

Terminal Fraud Seminar hosted by the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF)

This event focuses on two key outputs of EAST EGAF – guidelines regarding logical attacks on ATMs and standardised Fraud Definitions.  An introduction to the Group will be followed by a presentation of the latest EAST Fraud Statistics (H1 2018).  A session will then focus on the experience of one country when faced with ATM ‘cash-out’ attacks, with a focus on the processes followed by the industry and law enforcement.  This will be followed by a Q&A session on ATM logical attacks and how to counter them.  A national perspective on card shimming will then be given, followed by a session on the importance of standardising fraud definitions.

ATM Physical Attack Seminar hosted by the EAST Expert Group on ATM & ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP)

This  event follows the basic structure of EAST EGAP Member meetings.  An introduction to the Group will be followed by presentation of the latest EAST Physical Attack Statistics (H1 2018).  Then two sessions will focus on the ATM physical attack situation in several of the Key European markets, which will be followed by a session on how to counter ATM explosive attacks (gas and solid).  The event will conclude with a Q&A session on all attack types and counter-measures.

The 46th Meeting of EAST National Members will be held at the same venue on Tuesday 9th October 2017 and so there will be great networking opportunities across the EAST and RBR events.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the EAST FCS Seminars you can download a brochure here.

 

 

EAST EGAP holds 9th Meeting at Europol

EAST EGAPThe ninth meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at Europol in The Hague.

EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM and ATS related physical attack trends, attack methodologies and counter-measures, threat protection, and for the provision of regularly updated lists of manufacturers of ATM protective devices. The latest lists can be downloaded from the ‘Stained Banknotes’ page on this website (bottom of page).

The meeting was chaired by Mr Graham Mott and was attended by key representatives from Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks, Security Equipment Vendors and Law Enforcement.  National threat assessments were shared by representatives from thirteen countries.

EAST EGAP, which meets twice each year, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place. The areas covered include:

  • The latest incidents and criminal MOs
  • The collection and distribution of best practice guidelines
  • The evolution of threats and counter-measures
  • Lessons from and on law enforcement

EAST EGAP meetings are restricted to working group members and, to provide a wider platform for sharing/discussion, the Group is holding a half-day open seminar in London on 10th October 2018.  Registration for this will soon be open and more information can be found on the EAST Events page.

EAST EGAP holds 7th Meeting at Europol

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Physical Attacks (EGAP) - LogoThe seventh meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at Europol in The Hague.

EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM related physical attack trends, attack methodologies and counter-measures, threat protection, and for the provision of regularly updated lists of manufacturers of ATM protective devices.

The meeting was chaired by Mr Graham Mott and was attended by key representatives from ATM Deployers, ATM Networks, Security Equipment Vendors and Law Enforcement.

EAST EGAP, which meets twice each year, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place. The areas covered include:

  • The latest incidents and criminal MOs
  • The collection and distribution of best practice guidelines
  • The evolution of threats and counter-measures
  • Lessons from and on law enforcement

The focus of the group is on topics and issues raised by EAST National Members, which represent 35 countries with an installed base of 1,411,870 ATMs. Outputs from EAST EGAP are presented to meetings of EAST National Members.

There will be an EAST EGAP workshop at this year’s EAST Financial Crime & Security Forum (EAST FCS 2017). On Day One of the event Graham Mott will cover ‘Traditional Attacks’, ‘Current Physical Attack Types’, ‘Counter-measures’ and ‘Banknote Degradation’.  The workshop is open to all those attending the Forum. On Day Two of the event there will be a presentation on the ‘Evolution of Explosive Attacks (Gas and Solid Explosives)’ from the Netherlands and a ‘Case Study on Countering Explosive Attacks’ from a Regional Intelligence Unit of the UK Police.

ATM Explosive Attacks surge in Europe

european-atm-crime-report-h1-2016In a European ATM Crime Report covering the first six months of 2016 EAST has reported that ATM explosive attacks were up 80% when compared to the same period in 2015.

A total of 492 explosive attacks were reported, up from 273 during the same period in 2015.  While the majority were explosive gas attacks, 110 were solid explosive attacks.  EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn said, “This rise in explosive attacks is of great concern to the industry in Europe as such attacks create a significant amount of collateral damage to equipment and buildings as well as a risk to life.  The EAST Expert Group on Physical Attacks (EGAP) is working to analyse the attacks and to share intelligence best practice information across the industry and law enforcement that can help to mitigate the threat.”

Overall ATM related physical attacks rose 30% when compared with H1 2015 (up from 1,232 to 1,604 incidents).  Losses due to ATM related physical attacks rose 3% to €27 million (up from €26.3 million in 2015).  The average cash loss for a ram raid or burglary attack is estimated at €17,327, the average cash loss per explosive attack is €16,631 and the average cash loss for a robbery is €20,017.  These figures do not take into account collateral damage to equipment or buildings, which can be significant and often exceeds the value of the cash lost in successful attacks.

EAST also reported a 28% increase in ATM related fraud attacks, up from 8,421 in H1 2015 to 10,820 in H1 2016.  This rise was mainly driven by a 281% increase in Transaction Reversal Fraud (up from 1,270 to 4,840 incidents).  The downward trend for card skimming continues with 1,573 card skimming incidents reported, down 21% from 1,986 in H1 2015.

Losses due to ATM related fraud attacks were up 12% when compared with H1 2015 (up from €156 million to €174 million).  This rise was largely driven by an 8% rise in international skimming losses (up from €131 million to €142 million).  The Asia-Pacific region (particularly Indonesia) and the USA are where the majority of such losses were reported.  Domestic skimming losses rose 24% over the same period.

The number of ATM logical attacks reported continues to rise.  28 incidents were reported (all ‘cash out’ or ‘jackpotting’ attacks), up from just 5 during the same period in 2015.  Related losses were €0.4 million.

A summary of the report statistics under the main headings is in the table below:

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The full Crime Report is available to EAST Members (National and Associate).