space pvp is broken anyways course of the stronger klingonships
That is true, 3 BoP need only 5 Minutes to kill a defensive Fed Cruiser (T3) and when they are lucky more then 1 will survive. So PvP is broken because 1 Fed Cruiser can only win 2vs1 and not 100% of the 3vs1.
Viral matrix is the one that shoots a little purple probe at you, animation kinda like the firing animation of scramble sensors, but instead of a big green explosion of particles, it covers your ship in a purple haze. During that time, you're stalled out.
Having science team for a pre-emptive, or omega for a omg i need it now recovery is pretty much the way to go.