Chapter 19 – The 50 Million Wanted Man
[1. 50 million rmb is roughly 7.2million usd.]
Time passed slowly. After half an hour passed, Chu Tian finally managed to remove the virus from all four computers.
Chu Tian looked at Yang Rong and Bai Xiaochun, “I’ve removed the virus from the four laptops. Don’t play that browser game again. It’ll give your computers viruses again.”
Right after Chu Tian finished saying those words, the impatiently waiting receptionist aunty immediately stood up, “Done? If it’s all done then leave quickly. It’s already 10PM now.”
Seeing that, Yang Rong and Bai Xiaochun started smiling. Bai Xiaochun said, “Thank you.”
“Don’t mention it,” replied Chu Tian with a smile, “I’ll take my leave now.”
After he finished saying those words, Chu Tian glared at Yang Rong who was holding back her laughter. Only then did he leave the female dorm with the receptionist aunty following him.
Chu Tian returned to his rental apartment. Suddenly, his cell phone started ringing.
Seeing that it was Yang Rong again, Chu Tian accepted the call, “Hey, deskmate, you actually have the nerve to call me? You know how that receptionist aunty was lecturing me earlier? You’ve nearly reduced me to a hoodlum.”
A laughter was heard from the other side of the phone. Then, Bai Xiaochun’s voice sounded.
“Hey, Chu Tian, I’m not Rongrong. I’m Bai Xiaochun. I’m that girl who was with Rongrong earlier.”
“Oh, so it’s Bai Xiaochun,” said Chu Tian with a smile, “I know you. Sorry about that, I thought you were my deskmate.”
“Oh, it’s no problem at all,” said Bai Xiaochun, “About this, I’ve called to apologize. I was the one who told Rongrong that our dorm allows for male students to come in and will only kick them out at 10. But, I didn’t do that on purpose either. I’ve heard about it from others and I thought it was true. I didn’t expect for it to be a lie. I’m sorry.”
“You don’t have to apologize,” said Chu Tian with a smile, “It’s nothing serious. There’s no need to act like this.”
“I’m truly sorry. Apart from that, I want to thank you for fixing our computers. Umm… I’ll treat you to a meal later.”
“Sure,” said Chu Tian, “Oh, make sure to not play that browser game again. You’ll definitely catch that virus again if you do.”
“Mn, we got it. Then, bye.”
After he finished talking with Bai Xiaochun, Chu Tian looked to the phone he’s holding in his hand and smiled. Only then did he return to his bedroom and turned on his computer.
He logged into the Hacker’s Forum. Right after logging in, he received a private message.
Chu Tian opened the private message and realized that it was sent from the administrator of the Hacker’s Forum, Wang Xiaofeng.
Wang Xiaofeng: “Damn! Shadow bro, you’re simply too skilled. You actually managed to eliminate all the videos showing that woman and that black man from the internet. Even the download that’s in my computer has disappeared. How did you accomplish that? Tell me the truth, are you operating as a team?”
Seeing the message from Wang Xiaofeng, Chu Tian smiled and typed back, “Aren’t you a vulgar one? Not only are you unable to help her, you even kept a download of her video? Administrator, that’s a bit excessive, no?”
Soon, a reply from Wang Xiaofeng arrived.
Wang Xiaofeng: “Hahaha. Shadow bro, what you’ve said is incorrect. To intellectuals like us, how could doing something like that be seen as vulgar? That’s simply an act of admiration.”
Chu Tian: “Lowly pervert!”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Well, how was it? You’ve earned 30million at one go. It must feel extremely good.”
Chu Tian: “It’s not bad. Oh, that’s right. Administrator, you know of a person called ‘Come Catch Granddaddy?’”
‘Come Catch Granddaddy’ was the creator of the browser game’s virus. That fellow’s extremely arrogant. Not only did he make that virus, he even left his signature.
Furthermore, that fellow was extremely skilled. Even a hacker of Chu Tian’s caliber needed to spend half an hour removing his virus.
Wang Xiaofeng: “Granddaddy 50M? Of course I know about him. Practically all of us hackers know about him.”
Chu Tian asked in confusion: “What do you mean by Granddaddy 50M?”
Wang Xiaofeng: “???”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Shadow bro, you don’t know about it?”
Chu Tian: “Know what?”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Damn! You really don’t know about it. Come Catch Granddaddy is Granddaddy 50M. That guy’s extremely notorious.”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Come Catch Granddaddy is an extremely skilled hacker. No one knows who he really is. Furthermore, that guy’s not some good fellow. He frequently hacked into our country’s classified information. Because of that, he’s been on our country’s wanted list for many years now.”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Around last March, that guy hacked into one of our country’s research databases and stole a whole bunch of research results. Then, on the 22nd of March, I remember that day very well, I was still sleeping at that time, the cyber police came to my house.”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Of course, they didn’t come to arrest me. They instead wanted me to help them spread a piece of information to our hacker’s circle. If anyone is able to provide concrete information leading to the capture of that Come Catch Granddaddy, the country will directly reward them with 50million. Once the information is verified, the money will immediately be deposited into their account. There will be absolutely no delay.”
Wang Xiaofeng: “Because of that reward, everyone began to address Come Catch Granddaddy as Granddaddy 50M.”
Chu Tian’s eyes grew wide open.
Exactly what sort of research results did that son of a bitch stole? He actually made the country seek out the help of non-governmental hackers?
Judging from this 50 million reward, if that ‘Come Catch Granddaddy’ is captured, he will most definitely be sentenced to death. There’s no way that they’ll keep him alive.