Whistle in a Haystack
While the runners are chilling at a runner bar in Europort, a man suddenly sits down next to them and offers them a round if they'll hear him out. He introduces himself as Kahuna, a freelance journalist blogger, who's in need of runners to pick up a package from a dead drop. If the runners are willing to talk shop, he explains he's working on an exposure on corruption of a Regulus Joint Industries manager. His whistleblower contact was preparing an encrypted data drive for him, when she realised her boss was getting suspicious. She hid the drive in a terminal before calling in sick, now she doesn't dare return.
Kahuna is a blogger who runs a chill stream where he discusses many subjects, including corporate politics. He's all about a friendly atmosphere while educating people on many subjects. Occasionally he exposes some hidden dirt, usually not that crucial but once he revealed so much that he had to flee the UCAS. Now he's doing the same in the UNL, sponsored by some anonymous parties that let him pay well for info. Kahuna was approached by a financial admin working for Regulus, with paydata about corrupt managers. She was ordered by her manager to leak dirt on rivals. When she uncovered her manager's own wrongdoings, she prepared to expose him as well. Unfortunately he was catching on, so she had to hide the data drive before going through security.
The RunThe target is a side office from Regulus, which is where they house their financial administration. Separating it from HQ disallows random managers from pressuring the admins. Employees connect through terminals to the HQ Host. Fortunately, the team only needs to find the drive, not hack the main Host. As a typical corporate office, there's some light security patrols, both physical and magical. Cameras are all configured to not be able to look at terminal screens, so there's plenty of gaps for the runners to exploit even if they don't bring a hacker. They need to reach the sixth floor and obtain the data drive from the indicated terminal.
Word on the street
"Hello chummers! I am in the market for a team to grab some info for me. Hear me out over a free round of drinks?"
"My boss is just as bad as the other petty managers he made me snitch on. I had the data but had to leave it behind."
"I have your employer. Hand me the data and you'll get him back so he can pay you. Or just hand me the data and I'll pay instead."
"You didn't expect him to betray you?! Of course he would! Ah drek this was my favorite shirt!"