The Swansea Police Department confirms that earlier this month, they were forced to pay $750 to hackers through an untraceable online currency.
Scientists say an influenza virus similar to one found in birds but never before found in harbor seals has been linked to the recent spate of seal deaths off the coast of northern New England.
Local researchers may have discovered a cure for the common cold.
More than two dozen B.U. students have experienced similar, virus-like symptoms, and now the school is working to prevent a larger outbreak.
Increasingly hackers are using “Botnets” – giant networks of computers that are infected with viruses – to help them break into personal computers and access private data from individuals and companies.