G7 vows cyber action as partners warm to team Trump

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AFP

© AFP / by Angus MACKINNON | US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin snaps a picture with his smartphone at the end of a G7 summit of finance ministers where they pledged to combat cyber crime

BARI (ITALY) (AFP) – 

G7 finance chiefs vowed Saturday to unite against cyber crime as they wrapped up talks marked by signs of a thaw in the frosty relations between the US administration and its main partners.

The focus on cyber crime followed a globe-spanning wave of cyber attacks that hit computer systems in nearly 100 countries on Friday, notably disrupting Britain’s health service and bringing production at carmaker Renault to a standstill in France.

The ministers said in a statement that cyber incidents represent a growing threat to their economies and that tackling them should be a priority.

“We know nothing about it but of course we want to know how they hacked…

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