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ATM explosive attacks in Europe on the rise as per EAST report

EAST has reported that ATM explosive attacks were up 80% when compared to the same period in 2015 In a European ATM Crime Report covering the first six months of 2016 the European ATM Security Team (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 Exe...

EAST publishes its third European Fraud Update for 2015 with updates on ATM crime

The update is based on reports given by the SEPA and non-SEPA country representatives at the 37th EAST meeting The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its third European Fraud Update for 2015. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 17 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 3 non-SEPA countries, at the 37th EAST meeting held in London on 7th October 2015. Country crime updates Card skimming at ATMs was reported by s...

CSIS joins European ATM Security Team as National Member for US

While EAST is focused on Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Citi will participate as a non-SEPA member Citi Security & Investigative Services (CSIS) has just joined the European ATM Security Team (EAST) as the National Member for the United States. While EAST is focused on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Citi will participate as a non-SEPA member. Citi, a global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jur...

European ATM Security Team's second European Fraud Update for 2015

The update is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 19 countries in SEPA and 2 non-SEPA countries The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its second European Fraud Update for 2015. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 19 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 2 non-SEPA countries, at the 36th EAST meeting held at Europol in the Hague on 10th June 2015. Card skimming at ATMs was reported by sev...

EAST's 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 The European ATM Security Team (EAST) 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...

CCIS joins European ATM Security Team as National Member for Serbia

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) will be represented at EAST by its ‘Forum for the Prevention of Card Fraud’ The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) has just joined the European ATM Security Team (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 me...

EAST reports decrease in ATM related fraud attacks in 2013

Skimming incidents are down 45% from the high of 10,497 incidents reported in 2008 EAST has reported a 5% decrease in ATM related fraud attacks, down from 22,450 to 21,346 in 2013. 5,822 card skimming incidents were reported, down by 19% from the 7,184 incidents reported in 2012. Skimming incidents have now fallen for three successive years and are down 45% from the high of 10,497 incidents reported in 2008. Card trapping incidents increased 98% (up from 2,726 to 5,394 in...

EAST publishes European Fraud Update 2014 with focus on cash trapping incidents and skimming attacks at ATMs

EAST highlights Ram raids and ATM burglary attacks in various countries The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its first European Fraud Update for 2014. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 16 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 3 non-SEPA countries, at the 32nd EAST meeting held at Worldline in Brussels on 12th February 2014. Skimming at ATMs was reported by sixteen countries, with decreases reported by seven...

EAST publishes first European Fraud Update for 2013

ATM related fraud losses continue to migrate away from EMW Chip liability shift areas The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its first European Fraud Update for 2013. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 21 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 2 non-SEPA countries, at the 29th EAST meeting held in Brussels on 6th February 2013. Skimming at ATMs was reported by all but one of the countries, with increases report...

EAST publishes its second European Fraud Update for 2012

The update was based on country crime updates given by representatives of 21 countries in SEPA The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its second European Fraud Update for 2012. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 21 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 3 non-SEPA countries, at the 27th EAST meeting held at Europol in the Hague on 6th June 2012. Skimming attacks at ATMs remain an issue for all but two of the co...

Report - ATM related fraud incidents in Europe show 63% surge in 2011

As per the reports, cash trapping incidents increased significantly in 2011 The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has reported that cash trapping incidents significantly increased during 2011, while skimming incidents and ATM related fraud losses fell. Total ATM related fraud incidents increased from 12,383 in 2010, to 20,244 in 2011.  Cash trapping accounted for 10,808 incidents, up from just 240 in 2010.  During a cash trapping attack criminals prevent cash from a...

European ATM Security Team's efforts prove successful with ATM fraud losses reduced by 36%

Losses due to card skimming have fallen for the first time since European ATM Security Team began reportingThe European ATM Security Team (EAST) has reported a 36% drop in ATM related fraud losses in 2009, with total losses of 312 million Euros reported (down from 485 million Euros in 2008). Annual losses due to card skimming have fallen for the first time since EAST began reporting in 2004 (down from 484 million Euros in 2008 to 310 million Euros in 2009). International losses due to skimming a...