Reminds me a lot of Uplink, though this one is actually a CHALLENGE! lol
Very nice work on the animations as well.. Never found a flaw in the design. The music fit well into the gameplay, which is always a plus.
For those of you getting stuck.
Step 1 : Scan IP's
Step 2 : Click on an enemy and click the Firewall Disable thing.
Step 3 : After Firewall is down, Monitor the connection and get your port.
Step 4 : Re-Partition their Hard Drive
Step 5 : Access the machine and take the pass.txt file
Step 6 : Open Brute Force and Decrypt the file you just downloaded
Step 7 : After you have correctly decrypted the file, close Brute Force, Open your Files\Download folder, and double-click the file you decrypted. This will give you the password on the left hand side.
Step 8 : Re-establish connection with the machine you took it from.
Step 9 : Click the Format Hard-Drive button in the bottom-right corner, and enter their password.
Step 10 : You should get 2 points for starting the format. Go and upgrade your software!
The way I see it, if I'm getting notification that my firewall is hacked... So will they. Always bring your firewall up after it goes down.
The emails will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know, that's how I figured it out... Good luck!