Link’s points make Audrey reconsider her actions, and the team receives a concerning distress signal.
Depending on network conditions and a users level of paranoia, it can take a surprisingly large amount of time for a publicly broadcast encrypted message to make its way to its destination in Outer Trinity. Often, messages will be temporarily waylaid by opportunistic Spyders hoping to have first dibs at cracking a high-value nugget of info. Few will block transmission indefinitely, as less careful Spyders have died after being identified as the source of a network backup.
Due to this, most competent operations find ways of avoiding public networks at all costs, unless under emergency situations.