A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.
A mischievous group of misanthropic, teen-age computer whizzes find themselves in over their heads when they hack into a major corporation's files and becoming privy to the nefarious Plague's massive embezzling scheme that involves deliberately capsizing oil tankers. This techno-thriller chronicles what happens next. With blazing modems and creative keyboarding, the young hackers, bearing such names as Crash Overdrive, Phantom Phreak, and Cereal Killer, rally together fellow cyber-geeks to stop Plague from destroying the world.