Cyberrunners are exceptionally skilled computer operators that use advanced cybernetic interfaces to navigate The Web with their mind, faster than any terminal or interface ever could
Backlash is a term used to describe techniques, code and software that is used to attack Cyberrunners connected to The Web. Backlash commonly only causes disorientation, headaches and disconnections but can cause destruction of the cybernetic interface.
Mindwiped is a condition where a Cyberrunner has had his brain fried by a backlash attack on the Web. While generally considered a spooky ghost story, most Cyberrunners know of someone who has been inexplicably found comatose at their terminal.