The real victims...
...are the rest of the internet users who have to deal with complete idiots who are too stupid or just unwilling to perform basic maintenance tasks and get educated in the operation of their computers, wind up getting p0wned, and flood the public network with malware, spam, and other garbage.
Since car analogies are so popular for some reason, these so-called "victims" are like people who go buy a car, and insist on driving to the store, visit their grandkids, or whatever the case, WITHOUT EVER LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE. Imagine sharing the road with an accident waiting to happen, they never got a driver's license, don't know the rules of the road, and haven't quite figured out the controls. They run stop lights, fail to yield, get in wrecks left and right, and as a result, their cars are shedding battered sheet metal all over the place and posing hazards to everyone else on the road. It doesn't matter that the ne'er-do-wells out on the highway are causing many of the wrecks (let's say they're insurance fraudsters), with a modicum of training in the use of their vehicles, they would be able to avoid such things and motor along safely.
It really isn't hard to not be p0wned. Prudence when opening attachments is a start. Patching Microsoft operating systems frequently is of utmost important, at least if they go into an endless reboot, they're not ruining the internet for everyone. Not using Microsoft's shoddy products, which simply don't belong on a public network, would be better yet even if that's an unreasonable expectation at this point in time. There is simply NO EXCUSE for failing to prevent malware infestations on one's own computer, or for failing to discover and halt a malware infestation in a timely manner.
People are not only hurting themselves when they fail to meet minimal competence standards on the public network. They should be fined for negligence and have their computers confiscated. The people who would take advantage of that negligence to foist malware and do damage should be sent somewhere where electricity and running water are goals for the future, and internet access is a fantasy.