Quotes: Daemon

Hi. If youíre watching this video, it means you just tried to take over the world. Now, you all know who I was. But until now, I couldnít be certain who you were. Thankfully, your recent actions helped to clarify things. I knew it would only be a matter of time until you broke into the darknet. No system is completely secure. Of course, you would scour my code for flaws. So I gave you some good ones. As we sit here, the companies you attempted to harm are perfectly safe. However, the Daemon is deleting your personal and business wealth, and is, in fact, destroying all the data and backup tapes of the companies you sought to protect. Now, please donít get agitated and head for the doors because itís already too late. Your greed caused you to concentrate your investments in a very specific way among a handful of companiesócompanies that someone just tried to defend with a lame-ass formatstring hackóeven while the rest of the corporate world was targeted en masse with the Destroy function. Thatís what we call an anomaly, and it has a signature that can be detected. The private individuals who were involved in this activity are now known to the Daemon. And whatís more, most of your wealth, the source of all your power, no longer exists. Money, after all, is just data, and yours has been erased. Whatís more, the Daemon will continue to destroy the resources of these individuals wherever they appearóin whatever form. And a log of your recent actions will be submitted to pertinent law enforcement agencies and the companies you were targeting. And as for the people who helped make all this possible? The assistants, lawyers, brokers, programmers, accountants, and security forces? To those people I say: your employers have no money. So do the smart thingóand just walk away. Thanks for invoking this event, and remember, if youíre not playing the game, itís playing you. Bye-bye now!
Matthew Sobol to the not-so-Omniscient Council of Vagueness