AVM Technology recently appeared on NBC12 News in Richmond Virginia to discuss ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware. Its purpose is to extort money from users. After getting infected, the system may become unresponsive and display a screen asking the user to pay a certain amount of money to obtain an “unlock code.” Some variants of the malware may even display an officially looking screen, claiming to be the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, or just about any other law enforcement or government entity. The video below appeared on NBC News 12.