EAST EGAF holds 12th Meeting

The EAST Expert Group on ATM FraudThe Twelfth Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EAST EGAF) took place on Wednesday 18th January 2017 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 and Software Vendors, Law Enforcement and Forensic Analysts.

The Group, 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 the Group 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 127 EAST ATM Fraud Alerts have been issued, 3 to date in 2017.

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.

Europol publishes Italian version of guidance and recommendations to help counter logical attacks on ATMs

ATM Malware Guidelines - ItalianEuropol has just published an Italian language version of the guidelines to help industry and law enforcement counter the threat presented by ATM logical and malware attacks.  The English version of the document was officially launched in June 2015 at the EAST Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Forum – EAST FCS 2015 – and versions have also been published in German and Spanish.

The production of this document was coordinated by the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF), and it is a first of its kind.

The document is a great example of a coordinated central response from both Law Enforcement and the industry to fighting ATM malware threats in an effort to respond much more quickly than was the case with the card skimming threat when it first materialised.

Circulation of the document is restricted to Law Enforcement and to the banking and payments industry, which includes EAST Members (National and Associate).

Europol has published a Spanish version of guidance and recommendations to help counter logical attacks on ATMs

ATM Malware Guidelines - SpanishEuropol has just published a Spanish language version of the guidelines to help industry and law enforcement counter the threat presented by ATM logical and malware attacks.  The English version of the document was officially launched in June 2015 at the EAST Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Forum – EAST FCS 2015 – and the German version was published in January 2016..

The production of this document was coordinated by the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF), and it is a first of its kind.

The document is a great example of a coordinated central response from both Law Enforcement and the industry to fighting ATM malware threats in an effort to respond much more quickly than was the case with the card skimming threat when it first materialised.

Circulation of the document is restricted to Law Enforcement and to the banking and payments industry, which includes EAST Members (National and Associate).

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.

Europol publishes German language version of Guidance and Recommendations regarding Logical attacks on ATMs

Europol Guidlines - German - To counter logical attacks on ATMsEuropol has just published a German language version of the guidelines to help industry and law enforcement counter the threat presented by ATM logical and malware attacks.  The English version of the document was officially launched in June 2015 at the EAST Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Forum – EAST FCS 2015.

The production of this document was coordinated by the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF), and it is a first of its kind.

The document is a great example of a coordinated central response from both Law Enforcement and the industry to fighting ATM malware threats in an effort to respond much more quickly than was the case with the card skimming threat when it first materialised.

Circulation of the document is restricted to Law Enforcement and to the banking and payments industry, which includes EAST Members (National and Associate).

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.

Europol publishes Guidance and Recommendations regarding Logical attacks on ATMs

Europol malware guidelinesEuropol has today published guidelines to help industry and law enforcement counter the threat presented by ATM logical and malware attacks.  The document was officially launched during their keynote address at the EAST Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Forum – EAST FCS 2015.  These threats have been highlighted at the event, along with recommended best practice and countermeasures.

The production of this document has been coordinated by the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF), and is a first of its kind.

The document is a great example of a coordinated central response from both Law Enforcement and the industry to fighting ATM malware threats in an effort to respond much more quickly than was the case with the card skimming threat when it first materialised.

Circulation of the document is restricted to Law Enforcement and to the banking and payments industry, which includes EAST Members (National and Associate).

EAST publishes Guidelines to standardise the Terminology for locations of Card Data Compromise Devices at ATMs

Standardisation of Terminology for Locations of Card Data Compromise Devices at ATMsEAST has published a document entitled ‘Standardisation of Terminology for locations of Card Data Compromise devices at ATMs.’

These Guidelines have been put together by members of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF).

Fraudsters have been constantly improving ATM skimming devices since the first basic devices appeared.  Various types of ATM skimming devices are used by fraudsters, both digital and analogue.  Initially fraudsters used simple overlay skimming devices at the card reader throat, but with the evolution of more sophisticated types of skimming devices, the placement of them has moved to other locations around the card reader (both external and internal).  Wire-tapping devices (eavesdropping) have also been used to tap data at the card reader pre-read and read heads, and also card reader-electronics.

In order to assist with the reporting and analysis of such devices, and to set a common standard for describing the placement of skimming (and shimming) devices, EAST has produced these Guidelines for the Industry and Law Enforcement.  While most skimming devices are designed to skim magnetic stripe data, these Guidelines also consider the possible placement of devices that are used to read data from the Chip (shimming devices) or to perform a relay attack.

These Guidelines are available for download on the EAST Intranet to EAST members (National and Associate), and there is a version available for wider circulation.  EAST Associate Membership is free for Law Enforcement Officers.

 

EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud holds Sixth Meeting

The EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud - LogoThe sixth meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF) took place on Wednesday 21st January 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 29 countries with an installed base of 639,379 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 50 EAST ATM Fraud Alerts have been issued, 3 to date in 2015.