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 gains representation from Turkey

BKM_logoBankalararasi Kart Merkezi A.S. (BKM) has just joined EAST as the National Member for Turkey. While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), BKM will participate as a non-SEPA member.

Established in 1990, the operations of BKM in the field of card payment systems are:

  • Validating interbank transactions and performing clearing;
  • Finding solutions to common problems;
  • Performing strategic operations throughout the country for card payment systems; and
  • Developing the rules and standards for domestic cards.

Considered as a model throughout the world thanks to its productive operations and high transaction volume, with its solid technical hardware, infrastructure and human resources, BKM is continuing in its efforts to provide the best service to its members, the retail industry, the public and cardholders in the field of card payment systems.  More information can be found at http://www.bkm.com.tr/

EAST has national representation from the following 25 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. EAST is still seeking national representative members from: Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks. Interested parties should contact us through this website.

EAST gains representation from Serbia

CCIS LogoThe Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) has just joined EAST as the National Member for Serbia. CCIS will be represented at EAST by its ‘Forum for the Prevention of Card Fraud’. While EAST is focussed on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), CCIS will participate as a non-SEPA member.

The Forum members are payment card issuers and acquirers, as well as representatives from Third Party Processors (TPPs), and all of them deal with many brands such as VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, Diners Club/Discover and DinaCard. One of the unique characteristics of the Forum is that, in addition to the private sector representatives, there are also representatives from the Public Prosecution and Police Departments, as well as from The National Bank of Serbia. More information can be found at http://www.pks.rs.

EAST has National Member representation from the following 26 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.  EAST is still seeking national representative members from:  Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Canada, Russia, Serbia, South Africa and Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks.  Interested parties should contact us through this website.