Monday, May 20 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:11:56 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
The large rain-wrapped tornado tore through Moore, OK, near where an EF-5 tornado ripped through the area in 1999.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:02 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:02:03 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:00:53 GMT
A pick up truck flipped after grazing a Metro bus Monday afternoon in downtown Cincinnati. It happened on Third Street near Broadway just before 4 p.m. No serious injuries were reported. Copyright 2013Full Story >
A pick up truck flipped after grazing a Metro bus Monday afternoon in downtown Cincinnati.Full Story >
The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.Full Story >
Senate supporters of far-reaching immigration legislation accepted minor changes in public while negotiating over more sweeping alterations in private Monday as they drove toward expected Judiciary Committee approval by...Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Residents in central and southern Ohio are reporting that that their computers are being infected by the Reveton ransomware virus.
This computer virus can install itself when an Internet user visits a compromised website. Once infected, the computer locks and displays a message stating that the FBI or Department of Justice has identified the computer as being involved in activities in violation of federal law. The user is instructed to send a prepaid money card in order to have the machine unlocked or face criminal prosecution.
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don Alway says the bureau has issued a warning against this particular ransomware virus because it threatens the FBI's reputation. "It affects the public trust in law enforcement."
Agent Alway says after freezing the victim's computer and the virus displays a sobering message. "That this was an FBI generated activity resulting in their computers being locked and requesting they pay a fine."
The cyber thieves want the fine can be paid with a pre-paid credit card and then they'll unlock the computer, but Agent Always says that's not how the FBI works. "The FBI never solicits money in any form, we do not collect fines."
FOX19's computer expert Dave Hatton says not every computer user knows that. "Organizations using these tactics are making as much as 54-thousand dollars a day extorting money out of people doing this."
The victims include some FOX19 viewers. Saadia says: "It got me and my system was protected. I call Microsoft and they clear it out. Good luck all." and Lisa says: "It hit three of my friends."
Hatton says the cyber thieves only need a small percentage of the millions of internet users. "If you can infect, lets say, 10-thousand computers a day and just get a small handful of them to cough up several hundred dollars...you're raking in a lot of money."
Hatton says its a lot of money at very little risk to the criminals. "They might be in India, they might be in Africa somewhere where there's maybe no law enforcement, no real way to track them down...and the other trick they like to use...they set up something, infect you...that thing may stay online a few hours, a few days then they'll shut it down, move it somewhere else."
The FbI and computer experts recommend you install good anti-virus software to help prevent a cyber attack, but if you do get infected.....step away from the keyboard and call a professional....Internet users are reminded that this is an Internet scam to extort money. They should not send any type of funds to the perpetrators of this hoax. The FBI does not collect fines or send messages seeking money.
The FBI Cincinnati Division and field offices around the country continue to receive a high number of complaints each day about this virus and scam.
Those who believe their computers may be infected should do the following:
Do not pay any money or provide any personal information.
Contact a computer professional to remove the malware and virus from your computer.
Be aware that even if you are able to unfreeze your computer on your own, the malware may still operate in the background. Certain types of malware have been known to capture personal information such as user names, passwords, and credit card numbers through embedded keystroke logging programs.
File a complaint at www.ic3.gov and look for updates about the Reveton virus on the IC3 website.
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down. Full Story >
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether officers should have confronted the...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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