I haven't seen any talk about this for awhile (as per search results). I'm tempted to write a brute-force script to break into the hidden layer to find this encrypted access parameter. Btw, I just started playing yesterday, cleared the demo mission and all .hvm networks except for the bugged starcode.hvm that returns no results (forum search revealed this .hvm has been bugged for quite awhile as is one other, innocence.hvm I believe returns no asset node, but I found a way around that). If there weren't so many possible combinations, I might try to crack into starcode as well... but I would seriously have to write my own pseudo-hacking assist scripts to even begin running the combos. Anywho, I wish someone would drop me a hint if it is even possible to break into the hidden layer or if NO input will ever get you there (because there is nothing there ). Analytics implies that it may be accessible (94% at 32 of 33 public layer and 0 of 1 hidden layer, 32/34 = 0.9411) I'm kicking myself for not making note of the node patters for each of the visible external networks. Starcode.hvm is a cross pattern external network. PS - Not having much luck with intel trading (I was able to find ONE trade for the starter-mission completion intel I received). Mega-Spoiler Warning: My notes for all assets. Incomplete, but more than enough to get the job done/fill in gaps Spoiler Name: Matilde Correia (Systems Technician) Age: 25 U/N: Kinatim88 P/W: Kios1queezah D/B: Gmail & Hotmail MAC: A9:F7:95:13:CE:01 Keys: -Football OR Soccer (Message about sports game) -Battlefield (Message about WWI video game) -Rio de Janeiro (Message about party at Rio) -Neymar (da Silva's nickname) -? (Fosfobox?? Rio party club) Name: Donald Powell (SSE Officer) Age: 36 U/N: dpowell P/W: MattyIce D/B: John the Ripper MAC: DD:1D:39F:6B:BA Keys: -Matt (??? From password) -? -? -? -? Name: Stephanie Meyer (Corporate Lawyer) Age: 28 U/N: SMeyer P/W: H3rcul3p01r0t D/B: LinkedIn MAC: 32:EC:2A:03:95:0C Keys: -Elisa -Warwick -? -? -? Name: Berta Adamcyzk Age: 26 U/N: Squititch1990 P/W: j4mn1k D/B: RockYou MAC: DB:17:85:84:42:B2 Keys: -Dog -Bandzior -Krakow -Stefania -Fiat (Italian Car) Name: Stephen Gao Age: 27 U/N: SteveGao P/W: DTonguesquad D/B: Social Media MAC: 95:FB:32C:8B:9F Keys: -Mount Tai (Immortal Bridge) -Hip Hop (SHFT Fest) -Shandong -Tongji University -Yang Shao Name: Minh Lam Age: 31 U/N: lamm P/W: Ahb3vedi0o D/B: LinkedIn MAC: 08:C0:C5:B4:96:0C Keys: -Tommy -UNC (University of North Carolina) -Danang -Vietinbank -? Name: Peter Bar (Divorce) (this is the guy on the bugged innocence.hvm, PWA /server/MSexchange) Age: 53 U/N: pbar P/W: Einbecker1351 D/B: RockYou MAC: A0:06:47:74:B0:F1 Keys: -Football (BMFC) -? -? -? -? Edit: Forced my way in through the bugged starcode network... partially. Still need to blind-crack FoxAcid connection. Spoiler append .starcode.hvm to other known subdomains fairly uncommon subdomain and technology Edit: Vulnerable subdomain located. Anyone know if I need the correct technology AND port at the same time in order to succeed? Or will I get a separate error if port or tech is correct but not both? Hmm, apparently the target URL and Port will generate the same message and I have them both correct. The only thing I'm missing is the correct tech to attack (and I've been generating/running through an exhaustive list). Starcode.hvm access granted My only regret is that now I have hacked all the hivemind networks and there are none left to show my gf... Update on Intel: Able to obtain 40/47 before cracking starcode. Arkham SOAP report has 2 entries in the intel collection review screen and can be obtained by trading with anshel... or not (It's bugged, doesn't seem to give credit) BlueCrush is impossible to get (wanted in several places, offered in none) Same with MS 408 Key Khopesh Key seems entirely off the radar. Starcode is the ONLY place to get Presolar Grain, which you can then trade for NSA ANT in ONE place. Final Analytics: Hivemind control at 97% (33 of 33 public, 0 of 1 hidden) Intel at 89% (42 of 47, impossible to get MS408/Khopesh keys or Blue Crush, Arkham Soap has 2 entries and the trade @ Anshel bugs) If anyone has higher completion or if some of those intels were some kind of promotional/closed testing only type of deal, let me know!