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It doesn't matter what industry you are in, criminals want to take your data. (Photo: iStock)

Your e-mail might live in the cloud, just like your customer data. You might store files there, too, and you certainly have website content that resides in the nebulous world of modern data storage. No matter the industry you work in or the size of your business, cyber criminals want to steal your data.

The FBI is investigating an incident involving a Los Angeles medical center, which paid a $17,000 ransom to a hacker who seized control of the hospital’s computer systems and would return access only when the money was paid. The medical center paid the ransom.

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