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Swansea Police Department (WBZ-TV photo)

Swansea Police Pay Ransom After Computer System Was Hacked

The Swansea Police Department confirms that earlier this month, they were forced to pay $750 to hackers through an untraceable online currency.

11/18/2013

Harbor Seals (Photo Credit: NOAA)

‘New’ Seal Flu Blamed For Mass Seal Deaths Across New England

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.

12/20/2011

File image (credit: AP)

MIT Researchers May Have Found Cure For Common Cold And Flu

Local researchers may have discovered a cure for the common cold.

08/10/2011

B.U. Virus

Virus Strikes Boston University Students

More than two dozen B.U. students have experienced similar, virus-like symptoms, and now the school is working to prevent a larger outbreak.

11/19/2010

Tech Minute: Protect Your PC From Botnets

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.

10/26/2010