Nt 19 – Ghost Key
Someone in a black hood walks thru the city and the people. Into a building, he quickly uses a computer to sound a falsified alarm. At the exits, he steals an employee badge and uses the card at the exit, but does not leave. Unable to login to the teller machine that thinks him signed-out, the employee re-authenticates as the hooded man watches, once retrofitted he jams the camera and hacks the door, the alert causes security guards, but he is onto another door, he hacks the cameras in the corridor with a high-frequency airgap blast. In mass chaos, the surveillance office opens and he tranquilizes the attendant. Into that office and a hack to show the clocks countdown to interval backups, every so many seconds and traces would begin, safely clean the biometric monitoring failsafe notices the heartbeat irregularity of the tranquilized guard. When the door knocks, the hooded man picks up a hat and leans around the door and assures to a point of rest, when the authentication protocol initiates, with partial aggravation he lifts the sleeping guard’s head and opened eye slammed into the desk, to let him fall to the floor. His phone finishes hacking an ident into the network, a new badge programmed even quicker, into the showroom. A racecar for luxury, each of four wheels on independent rotary cylinders for attendees to practice revving up the engine, the hooded hacker’s phone senses the car and begins to spin the tires, nowhere fast. A powder in the alcoholic potions and a spill of the champagne into the tumblers and the car leaps from pedestal attempting the speed of sound, thru a dozen walls and the rest of an upscale shopping mall in zone 42, this, was just the distraction. The hacker waits for the police to arrive, as they interview him as he hacks their phones, their tools, and their psyches. They wander from guest to guest, scanning them for threats. Unknowingly hacking each guest with police equipment that passes every public and private antivirus/intrusion detection. He leaves the party unbothered, his false identity vanishes as he idents himself thru the gate, with credentials for the wealthiest from many nearby sectors. Home again, he finds dangerous information, a plan to experiment using black holes, but to experiment so in the middle of the megacity. He gets the coordinates and goes to investigate.