You are a black hat who is part of a loose-knit, international network of other like-minded hackers attempting to breach various government agencies. Five days ago, you received an anonymous SMS on your burner from someone who was able to successfully infiltrate HMLabs, a top secret national military think tank.
During the assault on the HMLabs system, this person came across some incriminating evidence that would expose the organization's attempts to create a chemical weapon that could ultimately be unleashed on humanity — a colorless, odorless gas that would turn the recipients into mindless puppets. Further investigation also unearthed a database containing everyone who has been involved in the experiments.
According to the anonymous hacker, the system performs an automatic backup process every 15 minutes, in which all users are disconnected. Additionally, all activity in the system is logged, including all access point data.
The hacker has only accessed the HMLabs system twice now, for fear of being traced. Upon the second visit — three days ago — the person found that all evidence of the chemical weapon had been moved or deleted.
Today, you received another anonymous SMS stating:
"the data is still there somewhere. but i found an exploit. delete the encrypted file and bring down the whole system. exit to avoid the dragon -- don't get logged."
Do you trust the anonymous messages, or ignore them as a hoax?