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This greedy malware speeds up the downloading of money, B-coins and Core databases. May be used even in stealth mode on nodes you have access to.

The Data Leech is a Hybrid Program that can be used in both Stealth and Brute Force Hacks to increase the speed at which resources are taken from Business Nodes. Data Leech can also be installed on a Core to increase the speed at which the Core's information is downloaded.

A node that has a Data Leech installed will show a revolving black/red light around it.

If the player is discovered during a Stealth hack while Data Leech programs are installed, they will be removed from the nodes. Any resources taken are kept, and the Core download will continue from the same point once the Core is captured. If the player successfully downloads the Core and chooses to commence a Brute Force attack, they will still need to capture the Core to fulfill the control win condition. During both types of hacks, installing more Data Leeches on a captured node will further shorten the download time.

When all the resources on a node have been drained, Data Leech will automatically uninstall itself.

Statistics Edit

  • Notes: While the Data Leech is technically allowed to upgrade at the Evolver levels displayed, the Capacity of B-coins that can be held at those levels may not be sufficient to purchase the upgrade.
    More Info here: Max amount of B-coins at Core Level.
Program Stats
(per second)
128 / second50%B5
226 / second55%B10
324 / second60%B20
422 / second65%B30
520 / second70%B40
618 / second75%B50
716 / second80%B60
814 / second85%B70
913 / second90%B80
1012 / second95%B90
1111 / second100%B100
1210 / second105%B110
139 / second110%B120
148 / second115%B130
157 / second120%B140
166 / second125%B150
175 / second130%B170
184 / second135%B190
193 / second140%B210
202 / second145%B230
211 / second150%B250
Research Stats
Evolver Level
1B5122001 Hour2
2B2,0483004 Hours2
3B4,0964008 Hours3
4B8,00045012 Hours4
5B16,00050024 Hours4
6B32,00057530 Hours5
7B48,00065036 Hours5
8B60,00072542 Hours6
9B80,00080048 Hours6
10B100,00082554 Hours7
11B120,00085060 Hours7
12B140,00087566 Hours8
13B160,00090072 Hours8
14B180,00093080 Hours9
15B200,00096088 Hours9
16B220,0001,00096 Hours10
17B260,0001,080104 Hours10
18B300,0001,160112 Hours11
19B340,0001,250120 Hours11
20B380,0001,375132 Hours12
21B420,0001,500144 Hours12
TotalB3,070,65617,3051,333 Hours12

Tips Edit

  • A Level 1 Core takes around 30 seconds to download. Using a Data Leech on the Core when the time remaining is between 20 and 30 seconds will result in a full download.
  • In stealth, multiple Data Leeches are not always more efficient (download boost/visibility cost). It is always best to install a single Leech on each node targeted until they are level 7. Scanners also influence the efficiency of Data Leeches, with higher level scanners requiring higher level Leeches before multiple is more efficient than one.
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