Chapter 23: Tracking Chu Tian
In a high-end villa district. A man and a woman stopped before a villa.
The woman seemed to be around 30 years old. She wore a suit and her hair was tied up in a ponytail. Her appearance looked very professional.
The man seemed to be in his early twenties. He was wearing sportswear and chewing on gum.
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The woman took out her phone and took a glance at it before saying, “This is it. Mouse, ring the bell.”
“Got it big sis,” The man smiled and then walked up to ring the doorbell.
Four or five minutes later, after that man rang the doorbell seven or eight times, the door to the villa finally opened.
A drowsy-eyed man in pajamas opened the door halfway and asked, “Who are you looking for”
The woman stepped forward and showed her credentials to the man, “You must be Wang Xiaofeng. Were from the Ministry of State Security.”
Ministry of State Security
Hearing that name, Wang Xiaofeng immediately grew much more awake.
He stared at the two people with blank expressions before asking, “Ah. O-officers, do you need anything from me”
“Can we talk inside” asked the woman with a smile.
“Of course,” Wang Xiaofeng immediately opened his door wide, “Please come in.”
“Officers, pl-please enjoy some tea.”
Inside the villas living room. Wang Xiaofeng placed two cups of tea before the man and woman in a slightly nervous manner.
The woman nodded her head. She looked around before saying, “It would appear that being a hacker is quite a money-making career. Citizen Wang Xiaofeng, this villa of yours must be at least tens of millions.”
“Hehe,” Wang Xiaofeng chuckled nervously, “You can say that.”
Seeing how nervous Wang Xiaofeng was, the woman smiled, “You dont have to be so nervous. You should be able to guess why we came here.”
“Yes. It must be because of that Granddaddy 50M, right” probed Wang Xiaofeng.
“Correct,” said the woman, “The information youve provided last night was extremely helpful to us. Weve come here today purely so that we can gain a clearer understanding with a face-to-face conversation. Were you the one that tracked him down”
“No, its not me,” Wang Xiaofeng shook his head, “Its a skilled hacker that had recently emerged in our Hackers Forum.”
“Is it the guy who posted a program capable of searching hotel registries several days ago” Sitting with his legs crossed, the man in his early 20s was still chewing on his gum as he interrupted.
Wang Xiaofeng was immediately startled by his comment.
Seeing Wang Xiaofengs reaction, the man smiled, “I possess an account on the forum. That program is quite amazing. He should be the one, right”
“This…” Wang Xiaofeng spoke evasively, “Officers, the truth is not as you two mightve imagined. That friend of mine, he didnt leave that software on the forum for so long on purpose. He was having a wager with me. I wanted to pit myself against him, thats why I told him not to delete his post. Later on, I realized keeping that post up was not very lawful. I immediately told him to delete the post then. We were truly not intending to keep it up for so long.”
“You dont have to be so scared,” said the woman, “Were not concerned with that matter at all. So, in other words, he, not you, was the one who tracked down thatCome Catch Granddaddy, correct”
“Right, thats correct,” Wang Xiaofeng nodded his head repeatedly, “I dont possess the skills to track down Granddaddy 50M. Hes more capable than me. He was the one who tracked down Granddaddy 50M.”
“In that case, do you know about that hackers real identity” asked the woman.
“Regarding that, I really have no idea,” Wang Xiaofeng shook his head, “All I know is that he goes by the alias of Shadow. I dont even know if his gender is actually male or not.”
“Shadow” The woman frowned, “Wasnt his name‘A Handsome Guy Whos Unwilling To Reveal His Identity”
“Perhaps he thinks that names too long,” said Wang Xiaofeng. “While he still uses that account, he addressed himself asShadow in our chats.”
So thats the case!
The woman pondered for a moment before asking, “In that case, are you able to get in contact with him now The information he provided yesterday ended up being very helpful. We came here mainly to reward him. But, we dont even know how to get in contact with him.”
“Oh, itll do if you all send the payment to me,” said Wang Xiaofeng, “He told me yesterday to accept the payment on his behalf and pass it on to him later. He said he doesnt want to have dealings with you all.”
The woman smiled, “Citizen Wang Xiaofeng, this is no small amount of money were talking about here. 55 million. I think its better that we hand it to him personally. If something is to happen to the money, you wouldnt be able to explain things properly. Isnt that so”
“Eh…” Wang Xiaofeng found himself in an awkward position, “Then, thats fine. Ill go check if hes still online right now. My computers upstairs. If its fine with you all, you can wait a moment.”
“Oh, theres no need. Were not tired,” The woman smiled and stood up, “Well follow you over.”
Soon, after the three of them arrived at the upstairs computer room, Wang Xiaofeng turned on his computer, logged into the Hackers Forum and sent a message to Chu Tian.
“Shadow bro, are you on Respond quickly.”
After sending over the message, Wang Xiaofeng said, “Its showing that hes offline. He might still be sleeping.”
Seeing that there was a private chat between them, the woman gave a signal to the man.
The man grasped that signal, “Citizen Wang Xiaofeng, that quite some advanced computers you got there. I just so happened to have to send an email. Can I borrow them to send out my email”
“Of course,” Wang XIaofeng immediately got up from his chair.