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50% of Ukrainians are not interested in cybersecurity, 43% do not protect their personal data in any way – Viber survey

On the eve of Data Protection Day (January 28), the Rakuten Viber team asked Ukrainians what methods they use to stay safe on the Internet.

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The survey results showed that 43% of Ukrainians are confident in the security of their personal data on the Internet and do not take any additional measures.

The remaining 57% of respondents use additional methods:

Respondents also noted that they do not share their phone numbers to protect data (8%). 6% of Ukrainians set different passwords, another 4% change them frequently. The rest (8% of respondents) use all of the above methods.

To the question “What methods of protecting personal data do you use?” the answers were distributed as follows:

Awareness in cybersecurity

Ukrainians were also asked whether they had become more aware of cybersecurity over the past year. 50% of respondents are not interested in this issue, 21% are doing everything to deepen their knowledge. 17% of respondents did not read anything on the topic of cybersecurity during the year for a better understanding.

12% of Ukrainians are confident that they know enough:

Answers to the question “In your opinion, have you become better at understanding cybersecurity over the past year?” distributed as follows:


More than 50 thousand users took part in an anonymous survey in the official channel of Viber Ukraine.

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