Deep in cyberspace, behind the world's most sophisticated security systems, the United States darkest secrets and billions in illegal government funds lie waiting for anyone who's a smart enough computer hacker.
Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) plans to finance his own brand of ruthless patriotism - if he can break into this virtual Fort Knox. He needs parolee Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman), the only man capable of penetrating the layers of firewalls and encrypted passwords. Now Shear and his partner, Ginger (Halle Berry), use every lure, including the promise to reunite Jobson with his daughter, to obtain the greatest computer hack ever. But once inside their clandestine world, Jobson realizes he's a pawn in a plot far more sinister than he could ever imagine.