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EAST Publishes European Fraud Update
The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has published its second European Fraud Update for 2010. This is based on crime updates given by representatives of 17 European countries at the 21st EAST meeting held at Europol in The Hague on 9th June 2010
By: European ATM Security Team
With regard to skimming attacks at other payment terminals, attacks on unattended petrol station terminals (UPTs) appear to be increasing, while attacks against attended point of sales (POS) terminals continue. Cross-
Card trapping attacks, often referred to as Lebanese Loop attacks due to one variant, continue to be reported, although a recent trend has been noted. Instead of trapping the card, the criminals observe the PIN being entered and then steal the card (using distraction of other techniques).
Transaction reversal fraud (TRF) continues in two countries and cash trapping attacks were reported in four countries.
Ram raids and ATM burglary were reported by seven countries, one reporting increases in such attacks and two decreases. Explosive and gas attacks were reported by three countries, primarily at remote site locations.
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