Earlier this month, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was attacked by hackers, who took patient medical records and demanded ransom. This week, the hospital paid $17,000 in bitcoin to get those records back.
The hospital says that patient care was not compromised, but the case is drawing attention to what experts say is not unusual: everyone from hospitals to police departments paying ransom to reclaim stolen data. Ali Velshi, host of "Ali Velshi on Target" on Al Jazeera America, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.
This segment aired on February 18, 2016.