In-Game DescriptionEdit"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.
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 fulfil the control win condition. During both types of hacks, installing more Data Leeches on a captured node will further shorten the download time. (See comments for an example.)
|Install Time||Disk Space||Compilation Time|
|1 second||3||30 seconds|
|1||28 / second||50%||B5||B512||2 Hours||2|
|2||26 / second||55%||B10||B2,048||4 Hours|
|3||24 / second||60%||B20||B4,096||8 Hours|
|4||22 / second||65%||B30||B8,000||12 Hours|
|5||20 / second||70%||B40||B16,000||24 Hours|
|6||18 / second||75%||B50||B32,000||30 Hours|
|7||16 / second||80%||B60||B48,000||36 Hours|
- 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.
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