The Lane Hackers infamously use the USI to gather information about valuable cargo being transported.
The Lane Hackers are mostly comprised of former Los Angeles Ageira Technologies employees, who created the extremely complex scanning and database system known as USI (Universal Ship Identification). The system was originally created in partnership with Interspace Commerce. It is installed in Jump Gates and Trade Lanes so that the companies can see what cargo passing ships are carrying, allowing for proper tariffs to be levied and shipments to be tracked. The Lane Hackers infamously use the USI to gather information about valuable cargo being transported.
Recently a new version of the system was developed by the Lane Hackers. Not only does it scan the network for possible targets and threats, but also records all movements of high priority transports in order to predict their routes. Only the most trusted Lane Hackers have access to this software and its powerful analytics.
Usually Lane Hackers prefer to sell their information to others rather than do the dirty work themselves, although they occasionally intercept a convoy and tractor in the cargo if it is particularly desirable.