Flash Talk: EMV Skimming

Flash Talks is an exclusive Flashpoint speaker series where our analysts share insights from the Deep & Dark Web and examine today's increasingly complex threat landscape.



EMV Skimming, the process of procuring financial account and data authentication information stored on Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chips, has emerged as a popular technique for individuals to steal confidential credit card and banking account information. During this 10-minute session, Analyst Charles Dixon will detail how threat actors are able to skim these chip-based cards.

Charles Dixon
Analyst, Cyber | Americas

Topics Covered
• Nomenclature and the Basics of EMV Skimming
        • Understanding the EMV Chip
        • Dynamic vs. Static Data Authentication
        • Hardware and software needed to skim EMV cards
• Popular EMV Skimming Targets
• What is EMV Shimming?
Video: EMV Shimming Demonstration
• EMV Reading and Writing Software on the Deep & Dark Web

*This Flash Talk was recorded and shared with Flashpoint customers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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