A Ripper is a specialized type of hacker who uses a black market version of open-sourced Neural SubNet (NSN) technology for hacking purposes. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's game mode Breach, the player takes the role of a Ripper attempting to access secure information stored in the Palisade Blades.
|"RIPPERS [rip-ers]: The next-generation of hackers who use virtual reality simulations to extract data from secure corporate servers.
|— Breach Intro Sequence|
Rippers use a black-market version of NSN to enter a 3D representation of a server's subnet cloud. Replacing the need for cracking complex computer code, the intuitive interface of the NSN virtual reality world made hacking accessible to anyone. As a result, Rippers emerged in great numbers.
According to ShadowChild, Rippers work to hack corporate servers to expose truths that the elites hide from the masses.
Notable Rippers Edit
- The Ripper (protagonist in Breach)
- Baba-Yaga 50, encountered in System Rift (see Help Desk)