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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:10:46 GMT
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Monday, hundreds of thousands of computers around the United States may stop connecting to the internet thanks to a malware virus called DNSChanger. Here is how to make sure your computer will still work:
1) Back-up your computer. Copy important pictures, videos, music, and documents to a thumb drive or portable hard drive. This should be done at least once a month and before making any changes or updates to the software on your computer.
2) Run computer updates now. Make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date and running properly. PC users should also run Microsoft Update to make sure your computer is updated with the latest software. If your computer will not allow updates to the software or anti-virus program, your computer may be infected. Seek professional help.
3) Check the computer. Visit websites like www.google.com or www.dcwg.org to automatically determine if your computer is infected.
The FBI has also put together a "how-to" document to determine if your computer is infected by "DNSChanger" malware and what to do to fix the problem. You can read that document here:
You should also never click on links in emails or on websites you do not trust, even from people you know... and verify with the sender before opening attachments in emails.
History of DNSChanger
In November 2011, U.S. prosecutors announced Operation Ghost Click where a ring of cybercreeps were busted for infecting millions of computers with malware they named DNSChanger. The malware changes the DNS settings of your computer, sending you through a rogue server to the internet in order to steal personal information about you.
When the FBI busted the cybercreeps, they created clean Internet DNS servers to block the malware. The FBI has been re-routing infected computers to a safe place since then, but the FBI cannot take over infected computers to clean them.
Monday, that re-routing by the FBI will end, and infected computers will no longer be able to connect to the internet.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:39:03 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >