This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
Your arrival is greeted by numerous computer alerts. The nearby automated Rebel scout has deployed a virus and disrupted your shield system. Hopefully it won't cause further problems before you can destroy it.
- (Hacking System) Counter the remote hacking.
- Your hacking system automatically counters the digital assault and you move in to fight the ship.
This event is called "AUTO_HACKER" in the datafiles.