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In my current game of Uplink, my uplink rating went up pretty fast, and I end up rather behind in terms of money. I'm #1 and I can't even afford the HUD_LANView...

I'm also trying to keep my Neuromancer up, so I try to avoid doing "trace a hacker" and "ruin a life" type missions, and other kind of missions are getting rare.

So, I decided that I'd try to hack a bank. Everything went right, and my false account now has a glorious... 8000c, after two thefts. How can I find richer peoples to rob of their belongings? I don't want to steal 4000c by 4000c.

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Your best bet is to accept all "trace a recent balance transfer" missions, because the transfer is always huge (between 700k and a cool million credits), and after you've traced the receiver, nothing prevents you from robbing them blind.

The only way anyone ever becomes rich is through these missions, anyway. The money starts existing once the mission is generated.

You don't necessarily have to accept the mission to steal the money, but the only alternative is hacking every bank, jotting down all log-in credentials and then manually checking the account, so you really should. These missions themselves are Neuromancer-neutral; however, I believe stealing money lowers your rating.

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I did find such a mission, but the transfer was only 4k... Guess it's not my lucky day... I'll try to find another one. –  Jupotter Dec 17 '11 at 19:33
    
@Jupotter That must've been an unauthorized money transfer; recent balance transfer missions always involve huge sums. Their description usually contains "a sizable amount of money". –  lunboks Dec 17 '11 at 19:35
    
Yeah, it was in fact an unauthorized transfer. I'll try to find a a recent balance transfer then. –  Jupotter Dec 17 '11 at 19:40
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Self-plug for those who want to know how to rob a bank: gaming.stackexchange.com/a/14005/5398 –  Steve V. Dec 18 '11 at 1:10
    
I just found an account with 1,200,000 credits in it by accessing another account's statement. The account only had 5000 in it, but had just transferred 200000 to another account. I followed it. =3 –  Fluttershy Dec 29 '11 at 14:41

I use the following steps:

  1. Pick a random bank.
  2. Bounce through InterNIC and all public access servers.
  3. Hack the bank's admin account.
  4. Write down all account numbers.
  5. Clear bank and InterNIC logs.
  6. Log into bank with each account, checking for high-value transfers.
  7. Siphon money from those valuable accounts.

Always clear logs on both ends, and always use monitor and proxy bypass. Also, you should create an account with the bank you are about to steal from. This lets you transfer the money there, so that you only have to clear the logs at one bank, making the stealing process easy.

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