Truth be told, I was in a dying profession. Identity theft in the modern world required vast computing resources for a couple of reasons. First, there is the code breaking, smashing through the encryption layered on all “valuable”, “private” data everywhere. Second is the economic reality of the day: most people don’t have money, they have debt. You have to search long and hard to find somebody who isn’t living on a “Government” enforced budget.
The whole truth be told, I was in one of the oldest professions, and it’s not going away any time soon: the Mercenary. I wore another hat too, one with a powerful name in this country. I was a Revolutionary, sought out for my skills in hacking. My job was to collect as much personal, private debt as I could from the people on the street and transfer it to the executives of the MegaCorps or to the books of the corporations themselves — to wage economic warfare on the MegaCorporations that ran the show now. I was a strange sort of modern-day Robin Hood.