In Neon Chrome the assets are the people inside the CryoNix sleeping casks. Because of a glitch in the CryoNix systems a hacker is able to establish a wireless neural connection to people inside these casks and wake them up. A skilled hacker can directly control the people via their cybernetic neural implants which are extremely common in developed countries. The direct gateway to all information in the world can be reversed to deny someone their own free will. CryoNix corporation first denied the problem but has now started to call back the casks in order to block the backdoor.
However, in Neon Chrome alone there are thousands of sleepers in defective casks.