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EU says G7 agrees to co-operate on cybercrime cases EU

EU says G7 agrees to co-operate on cybercrime cases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jun 2021, 06:23 pm

London/UNI: The G7 nations have agreed to step up cooperation and information sharing on issues related to cybercrime, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday.

"We need a robust joint response to cybercrimes, especially ransomware. We agreed to step up information sharing and to coordinate more closely on police investigations and diplomatic measures," von der Leyen, who is attending the ongoing G7 summit in the United Kingdom, wrote on her Twitter account.

Von der Leyen stated that Europe is "fighting disinformation every day," and added that efforts would be strengthened to tackle "foreign interference."

Cybersecurity is set to be a major topic of discussion for world leaders at Monday's NATO summit, scheduled to take place in Brussels.

A surge of ransomware attacks has swept over the globe over recent weeks. Most notably, the Colonial Pipeline in the United States was shut down for five days after it was attacked in May.

The G7 summit, which began on Friday, is set to wrap up on Sunday afternoon. The event was held at Carbis Bay, in the English seaside county of Cornwall.