Finance ministers and heads of the National Bank of the G-7 countries during the meeting in Italy agreed on joint struggle against international cyber attacks, Reuters reports.
"We recognize that cyber attacks are a threat to our economies and appropriate policy measures in economical scale are needed," the G7 draft statement said.
According to the publication, the financial leaders of the G7 countries are negotiating for a two-day meeting in the city of Bari in the south-east of Italy, before the G7 summit scheduled for this month.
Participants of the meeting called for joint use of methods to quickly identify any weak points in the financial system of the world and stressed the need to assess cybersecurity both separate financial enterprises and at the sectoral level.
Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told reporters that the discussions planned before the attacks on Friday were "unfortunately very timely."
Earlier we reported that large-scale cyber attack disabled tens of thousands of computers all around the world. Intruders want 300 dollars in bitcoins to unlock the data.
At least 57 thousand computers were affected — all of them were infected with WannaCry decrypting application or its variations. This virus encrypts information on a computer and demands to pay 300 dollar ransom in bitcoins to decrypt everything.