You're a hotshot computer hacker in the year 2010 - an Uplink Agent, an expert in computer espionage employed by major corporations. You make your living by circumventing security systems, stealing important data, framing innocents, and disposing of the evidence. Invest your profits in better computer systems and tools to pull off ever more complicated and dangerous hacks. As your skills develop, you can attempt big jobs like influencing the stock market or creating the world's most devastating computer virus. Uplink's presentation of the world of hacking is perhaps more glamourous than the real thing, but has a core basis in reality.