As a staff member who was assigned to Duan Hengye’s side, he used to be a full-time supervisor. Duan Hengye’s assistant was also one of the few people on Southern Star who knew his undercover identity. Now, although the assistant understood that Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai were no longer as hostile as before, and knew that the relationship between Duan Hengye and the military had changed. But when he heard Duan Hengye say he was going to follow them to see the situation on the military intranet, the assistant’s face still showed a slightly hesitant look.
The things on the military intranet were all classified, although the assistant probably knew that with Duan Hengye’s ability, breaking into the intranet to check the secrets wasn’t a difficult thing to accomplish. But after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s dry response, he followed behind him and silently re-evaluated the feelings of these two people in his heart.
It was now the Star Day holiday, and despite being the Empire’s military headquarters, most of the staff still went back on vacation. After receiving Yu Xinran’s notice, some of the staff in charge of system security who lived on Southern Star were already rushing here. The duty room of the technical section was already filled with people.
After walking to the door of the technical section duty room, the assistant took the first step to enter his identity information, and then opened the black metal door of the duty room.
When the door opened, Duan Hengye saw that the entire light computers were all lit up, lines of complex data flashed in front of his eyes at a very fast speed. Due to the reason that the work was too serious, except for Yu Xinran who was standing in the center of the duty room, no one noticed that Duan Hengye and the others walked in here.
After seeing Meng Jinhuai, Yu Xinran quickly walked over and gave him a military salute, then she lowered her voice and said, “Ten minutes ago, the intranet system of the military department began to receive unknown attacks, and now the duty staff of the technical section is working on the system defense.” Yu Xinran spoke very fast, her long and thin eyebrows were knitted together, and her expression was serious, compared to her usual state of looking not very reliable.
“Good” Meng Jinhuai nodded his head, then walked directly to the corner of the duty room.
Duan Hengye saw that Meng Jinhuai nodded a few times at the silver-white wall, and instantly the wall slowly cracked open, and another empty office appeared in front of everyone.
How come there was another room in the room?
Not only was Duan Hengye surprised, but even those who had worked here for years didn’t know that there was such a large space in the wall next to them. But the surprise was only for a moment, now that the other side’s attack was getting stronger, they had to devote themselves to their work.
After the wall opened, Meng Jinhuai walked straight over and sat down in front of the light computer in the middle of the room. A few seconds later, a dark red logo appeared on top of the originally pitch-black light computer.
The image in front of him was incomparably familiar …… This was the login screen of the backstage of the Ministry of War, when he used it, he had needed to find loopholes and attack from it. But as the military marshal, Meng Jinhuai obviously didn’t need to do so.
A bright dark blue light fell from the top of the light computer, then swept past Meng Jinhuai’s face. But in an instant, the image on the light computer changed and dense data appeared before his eyes.
Despite being the chief of affairs on Southern Star, Yu Xinran only knew a little bit of the most superficial systematics knowledge. After seeing the data in front of her, Yu Xinran couldn’t help but turn around and ask Duan Hengye’s assistant, “What does this mean?”
In fact, when she said this, Yu Xinran hadn’t thought of getting any answer from the other party. As expected, hearing her question, the assistant also shook his head and said, “I can’t understand where the data is going right now.”
Just as the two of them were talking, Duan Hengye walked over and took a look at the interface of the light computer opposite Meng Jinhuai, and then said, “The situation is a bit bleak now, there are many individuals on the opposite side attacking the military system.” After saying that, Duan Hengye turned to look at Yu Xinran and then asked, “How many off-duty staff members have come to Southern Star now?”
Although Duan Hengye was Meng Jinhuai’s spouse, he didn’t have any position in the military department. In theory, as an admiral, Yu Xinran didn’t have to carry out Duan Hengye’s orders. But after hearing the other party’s question, Yu Xinran still subconsciously took out her light computer, and then took a look at it and said to Duan Hengye: “There are twenty-one people on leave from the Technical Section on Southern Star, and thirteen of them have already returned. The rest of the staff are also on their way and will arrive soon.”
After seeing this data, Yu Xinran couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. But what she didn’t expect was for Duan Hengye to shake his head after hearing her words, “No, there are too many sources of attack.”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Yu Xinran subconsciously turned to look at Meng Jinhuai. And from the Lord Marshal’s serious expression, as well as the other party’s behaviour without any rebuttal, it could be seen that what Duan Hengye just said wasn’t wrong.
In the book “Dumping Interstellar”, the author had mentioned more than once that the Lord Marshal was very talented in programming. For example – Duan Hengye, the undercover agent, was the one he managed to track down. But no matter how talented Meng Jinhuai was in this area, his daily work was too much and he didn’t have time to conduct in-depth research on the system.
Duan Hengye, who was standing next to him, could see that Meng Jinhuai could always find the problem at first glance. But when it came to responding, Meng Jinhuai’s writing speed was a little slower.
After seeing this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel a little bit of emotion in the bottom of his heart. Meng Jinhuai was really worthy of the author’s special praise in the book as a “talented” person, now the staff of the technical section had returned to their posts, and compared with these staff, Meng Jinhuai’s ability to identify data wasn’t behind at all.
It was important to know that unlike the full-time technical staff who were looking at the screen every day and doing related work. Meng Jinhuai usually didn’t have the time to understand this aspect.
Such a talent was indeed terrifying.
However, the form of data on the light computer was still not optimistic.
From the attack source that had been found, it could be seen that the other party’s attack against the internal system of the Ministry of Military Affairs was definitely a long-planned one. The attack sources alone, were not less than a hundred of them, and each of them had extremely strong professional skills, no less than the staff of the Ministry of the military.
Seeing this scene, Duan Hengye, who was standing behind Meng Jinhuai, couldn’t help but slowly clench his fist.
Unlike Duan Hengye, Yu Xinran and his assistant, who were also standing in this room, both knew about system architecture. As a soldier of the empire, Yu Xinran very dislikes this kind of scenario where the situation was completely out of her control.
In fact, at this time, Duan Hengye also very much wanted to be like Meng Jinhuai and turn on a light computer to help the technical section with the system correction work. But reason told Duan Hengye, for the imperial military department, he still had the identity of ” an undercover spy” that couldn’t be ignored.
Duan Hengye wanted to take the initiative, but deep down he was afraid of being rejected.
At this time, Duan Hengye suddenly saw Meng Jinhuai, who was sitting in front of him, suddenly stand up. Meng Jinhuai …… what did he want to do?
Not only Duan Hengye, after seeing his action, the other two people also turned their puzzled eyes to Meng Jinhuai’s body. Despite not knowing much about the architecture of the StarNet system, but from the actions of the staff on duty, as well as the characters flying across the light computer, it could be seen that the situation was still not optimistic.
Meng Jinhuai stood up and turned to look at Duan Hengye, then said directly: “Ah Heng, it’s all yours. Use this light computer and my permission.”
After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, not only Duan Hengye, but also Yu Xinran was shocked. Everyone knew what “marshal’s authority” meant on Southern Star and all the military affiliated stars.
The other three people present were clear that if Duan Hengye was still in disguise now and was loyal to the royal family. After getting Meng Jinhuai’s permission, with Professor Duan’s ability, he could use just a few seconds to send all the important information of the military ministry’s intranet – including the core data of the mechas, as well as the deployment of the army corps, and even the framework and revenue details of each subordinate agency – to the imperial family, or simply destroy it.
At that time, this time-consuming tug-of-war between the military ministry and the royal family about the rights of the empire would go to the ending chapter in an instant.
“Lord Marshal!” Although she considered Duan Hengye as a friend, Yu Xinran tried to reason with him, “Our staff located on Southern Star have all returned to the military department now, I think ……” As she spoke, she directly bypassed Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai, then stood before the light computer, blocking Duan Hengye’s path.
“Yu Xinran!” Right at this moment, Meng Jinhuai suddenly spoke up and interrupted Yu Xinran, “You don’t have the right to stop my decision.”
Although it was Star Day, because she was working on duty, Yu Xinran was still wearing her military uniform at this time. Her red hair was pulled back behind her head, and on her black uniform, the silver and white medallion was faintly shining with a dark blue light under the light computer.
Although everyone in the duty room was busy processing data at this time, the argument between Duan Hengye and Yu Xinran still reached everyone’s ears. In people’s impression, before today, the Lord Marshal and the two admirals had never had any disagreement.
“Sorry Professor Duan, it’s not that I don’t trust you, but …… the Lord Marshal’s authority is really too high, I ……” Years of military career amplified Yu Xinran’s straightforward nature, after speaking, she realized that her words were somewhat improper.
But if Duan Hengye had only vaguely admired this woman with the highest rank in the Ye Tian Empire, then now after hearing Yu Xinran’s words, Duan Hengye actually admired her a little.
He knew that for a soldier of Yu Xinran’s rank, “opposition” was far more difficult than “obedience”.
Only by wholeheartedly thinking about the military department, Yu Xinran was able to say such words to Meng Jinhuai in the first place.
“You can use the permission of ordinary staff ……” Yu Xinran glanced at Duan Hengye, then added.
“The data read by ordinary privileges is not the same as mine.” Meng Jinhuai said to Yu Xinran, “Yu Xinran, give up your position.” His demeanour was very serious as he spoke. At this moment, because of the excessive tension, Yu Xinran’s breathing was already a bit unstable.
Seeing such a scene, some inexpressible emotions arose in Duan Hengye’s heart. He was incomparably aware of how much trust Meng Jinhuai had given himself at this moment.
Duan Hengye, who hadn’t said anything, went to Yu Xinran’s side, then looked straight into the other party’s eyes and said, “Admiral Yu, please trust me.” Then before Yu Xinran could reply, Duan Hengye added almost word for word, “Now only I can help the military.”
If Duan Hengye’s words were taken alone, they were indeed a bit “arrogant”. But everyone who heard these words – whether it was Duan Hengye, Yu Xinran or any of the technical section staff here – no one could deny it.
Although Yu Xinran looked big-hearted, in her life, she wasn’t really “temperamental”. After seeing Duan Hengye’s solemn expression, Yu Xinran finally slowly gave way to the position in front of the light computer.
At this time the office was too quiet, so Yu Xinran’s high heels hitting the ground was unexpectedly loud.
The moment Yu Xinran left the front of the light computer, Duan Hengye sat down on that chair. After sitting down, Duan Hengye didn’t hesitate for a moment, he directly put his hand on the virtual keyboard and began to enter the data at an unimaginable speed.
Although the book didn’t clearly state the original owner’s talent in systematics, but as a person who coukd independently write mecha programs; a person who buried the marshal in the stars by modifying the program; a person who stole military documents before exposing his identity. Duan Hengye’s ability in system writing was definitely enough to use the word “strong” to describe it.
Probably because of the illegal way he used to break into the military system many times before, Duan Hengye probably knew more about the internal structure of this place than anyone else in the world.
After Duan Hengye took over, the data on the light computer changed several times faster than just now, and if they didn’t pay attention to the screen all the time, they wouldn’t even be able to find the entry being edited at this time.
Unlike Meng Jinhuai, who had been staring at the light screen without speaking, Yu Xinran couldn’t read this. However, after seeing that both the duty room and Meng Jinhuai’s reaction were normal, Yu Xinran was finally sure that the worst thing she thought would happen had not happened. Inevitably, Admiral Yu finally breathed a sigh of relief.
At this time, Yu Xinran slowly walked to the side of another idle person in the room, she gently bumped Duan Hengye’s assistant with her elbow, and then asked in a small voice, “Ye Pu, Why do you think the data on the light computer is changing so fast?”
After hearing Yu Xinran call his name directly, Ye Pu – that was, Duan Hengye’s assistant – couldn’t help but freeze for a moment. Then, after confirming that the surrounding staff were working seriously and no one noticed them, he replied: “Because Professor Duan found another path, right …… I don’t understand exactly. By the way, Admiral Yu you must remember next time, do not call my name in public again.”
“Understood understand.” Yu Xinran shrugged and said, “There are no outsiders here, I will pay attention elsewhere.”
As someone who was able to transfer the troops stationed in the Duguang Star, Ye Pu not only didn’t have a low military rank as Duan Hengye imagined. He originally came out of a regiment with Yu Xinran. It was just that unlike Admiral Yu, who had made many meritorious achievements on the battlefield, Ye Pu was engaged in a behind-the-scenes job with a confidential nature.
After taking up the secret mission of spying on Duan Hengye, Ye Pu had a new identity. And in order not to arouse the suspicion of the people around him, the people around him who used to know him no longer called him by his former name.
After speaking, Yu Xinran stood back up again. Looking at the data records on the light screen, although she still couldn’t understand it at all, she couldn’t help but admire Duan Hengye from the bottom of her heart.
At this time, Yu Xinran suddenly saw that the staff in the duty room next to her had one after another removed their hands from their virtual keyboards.
What was going on?
Seeing Duan Hengye’s increasingly serious expression and the frighteningly fast data on the light screen, Yu Xinran’s heart couldn’t help but sink …… Could it be that this mission has failed? But although she thought so, Yu Xinran calmly asked: “What is going on, why did you stop?”
After hearing Yu Xinran’s words, Meng Jinhuai, who had been standing behind Duan Hengye without speaking, finally silently moved his eyes over. Meng Jinhuai glanced at the front, only to see that the pile of technical section staff had all stopped working.
After being asked by Yu Xinran, a few staff members opened their mouths to organise their words, but before they could speak, Meng Jinhuai, who hadn’t spoken, finally said, “They can’t keep up with Ah Heng’s editing speed.”
“……” Yu Xinran was silent.
And after hearing the Lord Marshal’s words, the person who was mainly responsible for the duty work in the technical section also finally nodded towards Yu Xinran with a bitter expression and said, “Professor Duan’s editing speed is too fast, if we continue, we will only be dragging his feet.”
The Duan Hengye at work seemed to be completely isolated from the outside world, and while everyone was talking, he still didn’t slow down his work. And after a glance at Duan Hengye, and then a glance at the group of staff in the duty room, Yu Xinran thought she once again knew what “perv*rt” meant.
Duan Hengye was really too scary ……
But at the same time as Duan Hengye was dealing with the system attack, those staff members were finally idle. Since Duan Hengye was now using Meng Jinhuai’s permission instead of the general staff, he could choose to send some important information he saw in the edit to everyone.
Just a few minutes later, everyone received a common file on their light computers.
Meng Jinhuai took a look at it and said, “According to this, trace the place where the attack was sent.”
After the Lord Marshal finished speaking, the staff, who were already idle and somewhat guilty, immediately went back to their intense work. But a few minutes later, someone reported an address.
“Star LI-6?” Meng Jinhuai recited the name of that star. As the top brass of the military department, Duan Hengye and Yu Xinran both knew what this planet represented.
In fact, as early as a few days ago, the Ministry of Military Affairs had already confirmed that the last An Luo attack was from the Li Sheng Alliance.
The reason why it had not been announced to the public was because the Ministry of Military Affairs continued to investigate how those students entered An Luo University. And after this time of investigation, the Ministry of the military also locked the suspicion on a few senior leaders of An Luo University, as well as the body of the trustees.
When they heard the familiar name of the planet “LI-9”, they immediately realized that the person who had secretly let those students in should have realized the danger of their situation. The other party was afraid of being exposed, so they found a bunch of famous interstellar hackers to attack the military system.
If Duan Hengye knew what was going through Meng Jinhuai’s mind right now, he would definitely say that those hackers were actually very much like the future Lan Jingchi in the book – smart and wandering on the edge of good and evil.
At this time, Duan Hengye’s speed became faster and faster, he could feel that, despite the number of people on the other side, no matter their degree of mastery of the system knowledge, or familiarity with the military system, they were completely inferior to him. Gradually, that side fell to the bottom.
Without realizing it, Duan Hengye had been working on the system correction for more than an hour in front of the light computer without a moment’s rest. Finally …… Meng Jinhuai, who had been standing behind Duan Hengye, narrowed his eyes. He saw that at this time, those attack sources had been driven outward by Duan Hengye, and were about to completely disappear from the system.
Duan Hengye, who hadn’t spoken, suddenly let out a long breath, then he couldn’t help but raise his finger, then he pressed the last character.
The hand that had been hanging on the virtual keyboard finally fell, and only at this time did Duan Hengye finally realise that he had unknowingly broken out in a cold sweat. However, before Duan Hengye got up from the chair, he heard a footstep outside the duty room.
The person who came was a staff member of the technical section who had just come from elsewhere in Southern Star to work overtime, and he had just been staying in another office.
After walking into the duty room, the staff member didn’t even pause and said, “Report to Lord Marshal and Admiral Yu, just now our staff found that someone had hacked into the military system a few months ago and left traces ……”
After hearing his words, the whole room tensed up. But the staff member continued, “But that person did not seem to make any malicious changes, but ……” He hesitated.
“But what?” Yu Xinran couldn’t help but ask.
The staff member raised his eyes to look at Meng Jinhuai, and then finally said, “…… instead, he fixed several system vulnerabilities for us.” To be honest, he was also shocked when he discovered this.
Tapping into the military department and not making malicious changes inside, but instead helping to fix the system? Who on earth was so idle. Wait ……, ready to get up from the light computer, Duan Hengye suddenly remembered one thing – this “idle” person seemed … …to be him.