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Last year Solarwinds was hacked and blamed an intern for a security lapse. When Equifax was hacked, in testimony to the US Congress, the former CEO blamed a specific, though unnamed, person for not patching a system. British Airways blamed their USD$200+mm IT issue on an engineer that rebooted a system too quickly.
I don't know that any large company from my younger days, say before 1990, would have blamed a massive failure on a single person. While any single person can influence more systems in the age of technology, no one should have the power to cause such a massive failure. If they do, I think I'd look towards poor system design, rather than individuals.
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