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Normally, in the game Uplink, when I want to hack into a corporate bank I have to look up the administrator name on the Public Access Server of the corporation, so I can phone him and obtain a voice recording to bypass the voice authentication. However, in the case of the Uplink company, this is not available on the Uplink PAS, and the bank lists the administrator as "Unlisted". Is there any way I can find out the name of the Uplink admin in order to hack into the bank?

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No, as stated in the FAQ on the Introversion forums, the Uplink bank is not hackable.

Q: How can I hack the Uplink bank?

A: you don't. You need a voice sample from the admin - and, as you can see, there is no admin.

I can only assume this has been done for storyline reasons, the same reason the for the missing stuff in one of the secret missions, to potect your bank account, and your person.

Remember, there are other Uplink agent out there, and if that information was known, you, the player, could be a target of those agents.

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Apparently not. There's no mention anywhere of anyone being able to break into the Uplink International Bank or of the admin name being discovered. Furthermore, I grabbed every telephone number from all the logs across every single accessible system, phoned them, saved the voice recordings and ran them against the voice authentication at the Uplink bank; no dice. Same thing with the Government systems.

There are no names left in the databases.

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+1 for the determination. – Nigralbus Aug 2 '12 at 11:22
+1 for exhaustion, reminds me of the time I sent every uplink agent to prison. – Biff MaGriff Aug 2 '12 at 15:45
@BiffMaGriff you mean all but those in the missing file... – Zommuter Aug 2 '12 at 18:10
@Zommuter Yeah those last ones are tricky, however you can eventually root them out by sending random people to jail and then reading the news to determine if they turned out to be one of those unlisted Uplink agents. – Biff MaGriff Aug 2 '12 at 18:49
@Zommuter Nope, just the smug satisfaction of ruining every hacker's life (as well as all those random innocents who got caught up in it). :D – Biff MaGriff Aug 2 '12 at 19:59

Not only can you not hack it, even if you did there is only one bank account on the system; your own. This means there isn't really any point in trying!

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Interesting if true, but how do you know this? – Zommuter Aug 2 '12 at 18:10
If you look at the save game file, you can see the accounts at the banks. Its a long time since I looked though. I assume nothing has changed in any recent patches! – Nick Aug 3 '12 at 8:13
aw, I was hoping you found some other way to hack into the system... A pity though, since that makes the other Uplink agents somehow inferior as you can theoretically amass all the money existing on bank accounts on your unhackable one - I wonder if anyone can still afford paying you for jobs after that coup... – Zommuter Aug 3 '12 at 8:21
Hmm interesting. I've never tried to trace the payments get into my account to rob my employers. I think it might just come from the ether rather than a real account. – Nick Aug 3 '12 at 10:30
Hm, we should check this. There goes my weekend... – Zommuter Aug 3 '12 at 10:37

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