The Wire is a group of cyber-hackers who specialize in cyber-terror. They like to monitor the city through the inter-city video network and were one of the main forces in the treaty. The Wire prides themselves on ‘clean’ crime, getting paid as hackers for higher and similar jobs are how they make their money.
Leaders: The Top Five
Headquarters: Zzyxx Cyber Cafe
Territory: Blue Zone
The Wire is run by a group of five who generally decide which jobs to take and which not to; while every member is free to take outside jobs any that require more than one hacker are always run past the top five, and any that are solo are expected to a) not be so large as to bring attention to the group, b) not be against a fellow hacker c) not get you caught.
The top five hackers who rule over The Wire are determined through a test of skills. Any member may wish to challenge and take the test to prove their worthiness, however if they don’t beat the test, or the time of the top five then they risk being banished from The Wire. The test is a series of encryption each designed by the top hackers in the world that are all protecting a single file. No one knows exactly how many layers of encryption there are. In record the the farthest anyone has gone down is 350 levels (he now sits in the number one spot in The Wire). If someone challenges and takes the test they are not only judged by how many encryption they can get through, but also how long it takes them.
White collar crime is their joy. They prefer things that are simple and come away with a high reward. They’ve been known to release their services to others when requested (if approved) but find great joy in blackmailing some business man for thousands, or siphoning off the top of an account executive’s business fund.
While everyone has their own forms of relaxation, many members of The Wire participate in online MMORPG’s as well as challenge each other on fire walls and other security systems.
A Cyber-Virus. All members of The Wire know how to use a gun, but they prefer to refrain and avoid physical violence when necessary.
Anyone can join The Wire so long as they can pass the entrance exam which is a test of one’s computer and hacking skills. If you pass, you’re in.
Again, there is no set uniform for this gang, but their color is blue. Gang owned businesses, member owned and non-member owned businesses all waive a blue flag or the following symbol in their shops: