Symantec Study Finds Cybercrime Victims Blame Themselves

A Symantec report has found that the majority of cybercrime victims blame themselves for the web attack.

The report has been based on a the results of survey of over 7,000 web users in 14 nations, finding that nearly 73 per cent of web users in the United States have been victim of a cybercrime at least once in their life.

The report, "The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact", suggests that 54 per cent of the victims believe that fault lies, in part, with them.

They believe that they should have been more careful in protecting their systems, tech news site Computer World reports.

Its shows that nearly 58 per cent of users feel angry, while 51 per cent feel annoyed and 40 percent feel cheated after being subjected to a cyber attack.

According to Symantec, web users are not willing to change their behaviour, despite suffering from cybercrime.

"Despite the emotional burden, the universal threat, and incidents of cybercrime, people still aren’t changing their behaviours – with only half (51 per cent) of adults saying they would change their behavior if they became a victim,” the report states.