Spider Murphy was a known netrunner from the Cyberpunk 2020 game setting, also appeared briefly in Cyberpunk 2077 assisting Johnny Silverhand, Shaitan and Rogue in the bombing of Arasaka Tower in 2023.
Spider Murphy was generally accepted as being one of the best netrunners in Night City. Her quotes and stories were often shared with the same reverence as those from other legendary netrunners like Rache Bartmoss, Frack and Edger.
Spider Murphy's first cyberdeck was a Hitachi-Radio Shack 95, which she used to hack into a Zetatech sales office - from there. She falsified an order data to have Zetatech send her a new Parraline 5750A deck.
Spider Murphy was much more skilled than other top-level corporate or mercenary netrunners. She used a completely custom cyberdeck that was faster and more secure than decks used by other top-level runners. She tended to use utilitarian and non-lethal software, in contrast to Bartmoss who liked to use flamboyant and deadly programs.
The book Rache Bartmoss' Guide to the Net was edited and compiled by Spider Murphy; the text contained interjections and clarifications from Spider Murphy as well. The book was so popular even in 2077, it was sold in many bookstores all over Night City.
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- ACKERMAN, D. Rache Bartmoss Guide to the Net. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1993. (p.152)
- ACKERMAN, D. Rache Bartmoss Guide to the Net. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1993. (p.4).
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