Another angle is that maybe the ransomware attack isn't purely the result of bad luck, brilliant hacker engineering, or incompetence on the part of the organization. Maybe someone inside the IT organization is assisting with the ransom. That IT lady who says: "Sorry, boss, we can't recover from backup.", maybe she's working with the hackers and getting a cut of the ransom, or maybe she even orchestrated the entire thing solo. It's not that technically difficult to setup a ransomware attack, not when there are DIY kits on the web and the ransomer has inside information about both the organization's infrastructure and financial ability to pay. Even if she ultimately gets blamed for incompetence and fired, she's still walking away with the keys to $$$,$$$ or more in bitcoin.
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho