Exploring the value of freedom of speech and the delicate balance between personal liberty and national security in the digital age, season 2 unveils the rapidly spreading and very real threat of cybercrime, and its capacity to bring an entire country to its knees.
If Ned and Jesse Banks think they’re going to ride off into the sunset after all the trouble they’ve caused, they’re sorely mistaken. Extradition requests have been filed in an American court and the brothers come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the United States. Fortunately, the authorities are wrestling with a case they can’t crack, and Jesse Banks might just have the skills to help them solve it.
Ned watches on in horror as Jesse and Hani are outwitted in their efforts to deliver Jan Roth to the police. Not only do they fail in their mission, they’re ‘kidnapped’ in the process. Away from the watchful eyes of the authorities in remote West Papua, Roth lays out a new deal - he has his own task for Jesse - a heavily encrypted file that he is desperate to unlock. Keen to keep the possibility of success afloat, Jesse agrees to the deal, all the while hoping that he and Hani can surreptitiously find and copy the data which will help save Callum, before it’s too late.
Racing to save Papua Independence leader Remsey from false imprisonment and find Callum before it is too late, Jesse and Roth forge an unlikely alliance. Desperate for news of his missing brother, Ned reaches out to an undercover photojournalist to help locate Jesse.
With warrants served, Ned and Jesse are on the run. Harboured by a master digital criminal, Jesse must lie to Roth in order to save his own skin and that of Hani’s father. With political tensions high, a rally turns ugly as Jesse works furiously to decrypt the files.
When a desperate attempt to save a life is rejected out of hand, revenge is vowed. Jesse is torn between genuine care for Roth and the need to disarm the digital time bomb that’s waiting to explode.
Roth is ready to show the world what it feels like to be brutalised and be powerless to stop it. With Roth’s shocking plan set in motion Jesse Banks must answer the question once and for all – whether violent means can deliver peaceful ends…