"The secret is always a weakness. Those who create a system of secrecy, put themselves in a vulnerable position in relation to those who wants to reveal this secret… Transparency is the only way to ensure security. The whole range of malicious programs do not work since the moment when secrets are not kept anymore," Watanabe-Vermorel said.
The party member said that many hackers had been checking their skills by searching for breaches in systems and then reporting said breaches to the relevant organizations. This practice, however, did not receive sufficient support, as hackers were considered criminals.
Since Friday, 200,000 computers across 150 countries were hit by ransomware cyberattacks, according to the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).
A malicious software called WannaCry affected, among other institutions and organizations, the UK public health system NHS, the German state rail company Deutsche Bahn, the Russian Interior Ministry and banks. The virus blocked computers with messages flashing on the screen demanding money to remove the restriction.