204 One Last Method
Xie Shi’an took the document and looked at Ruan Xiaoshuang with concern. “Sister Xiaoshuang, do you want to go to the hospital to have a look later?”
She didn’t look very good, and she had vomited two or three times in the past few days.
Xie Shi’an suspected that she might have a stomach problem.
Ruan Xiaoshuang forced a smile. “Sure, I’ll go when I have time. Take a look at this data sheet first. It was just sent over by the sea transport company.”
Xie Shi’an’s brows furrowed as he looked through the materials. The situation at the ocean shipping company was worse than before.
Due to the port’s operation system being attacked, a large number of cargo ships were stranded at sea, unable to enter, and the goods that were leaving the port were also blocked at the port, unable to leave.
The two ports in the country that had a large capacity were now in a state of chaos and stagnation, completely unable to operate.
After Ruan Cheng was imprisoned, those people launched a wave of all-round attacks on the Ruan family’s business. After that, they stopped for a few days.
After that, there would be cyberattacks targeting the port’s operating system every few days.
It was like boiling a frog in warm water; causing the shipping company to be in a mess, driving everyone on edge.
The losses caused by the delay of goods were already big enough, and the losses caused by the port being shut down for a day were even more difficult to estimate.
However, this was not the most terrifying part. The scary thing was that they didn’t even know who was doing this to the Ruan family.
The other party was elusive and had been stirring up trouble on the internet, but the group’s technical staff could not even trace their IP address.
No one knew what those people wanted to do, what they would do, and how far they planned to go.
“We’ve hired the most well-known network protection company in the country, but it’s useless.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang’s eyes were full of worry. “It’s good if we can find the people behind the scenes. We can always negotiate with them. The problem now is that we don’t even know who the other party is…”
As she spoke, she suddenly wanted to vomit again. She covered her mouth, turned around, and ran out.
Xie Shi’an was worried about her and quickly followed her.
The door of the women’s bathroom was open, and Xie Shi’an could clearly hear the sound of violent vomiting coming from inside.
He walked to the door and saw Ruan Xiaoshuang lying by the sink. Her face was pale and she kept vomiting, but she couldn’t vomit anything.
Xie Shi’an’s eyes flickered.
Looking at her vomiting symptoms, it didn’t seem to be caused by stomach discomfort, but rather… Morning sickness.
He suddenly remembered Ruan Xiaoshuang’s slight strangeness when he had dinner with her a few days ago.
In the past, she didn’t touch any of her favorite dishes, but she ate a lot from the plate of sour bamboo shoots.
But, didn’t Sister Xiaoshuang not have a boyfriend?
After a while, Ruan Xiaoshuang finally felt a little better. She washed her face and stood up.
She saw Xie Shi’an standing at the door in the mirror.
Ruan Xiaoshuang’s face froze for a second before she smiled. “It seems that I really have to go to the hospital tomorrow to check my stomach.”
Xie Shi’an looked at her with complicated feelings. In the end, he didn’t say anything.
Back in the office, Xie Shi’an poured Ruan Xiaoshuang a glass of warm water and said gently, “Sister Xiaoshuang, you should pay more attention to your rest and get off work early today. I’ll take care of the company’s matters. Your health is more important.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang held the cup, lowered her head, and took two sips. Then, she softly said, “Okay.”
The two then talked about the sea transportation company.
“Shi’an, you’ve been with my brother for a while. You should know about his network of connections.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang said earnestly, “Help me sort out who in this country has such a huge grudge against my brother that they must destroy the Ruan family. Moreover, they seem to be very proficient in technology.”
Xie Shi’an, who was flipping through the documents, paused slightly. Ruan Cheng had indeed offended many people over the years, and there were many enemies who wanted him dead.
However, those people were powerless now and could not do anything to Ruan Cheng.
Ruan Cheng was able to get to where he was today not only because of his ruthless methods, but also because of his ruthless heart.
The person who once had the ability to take his life was probably long gone. Only the Xie family could barely compete with the ruan family, but they did not dare to act rashly.
Previously, the other party had taken advantage of Ruan Cheng’s imprisonment to hit him while he was down. When Ruan Cheng returned, he immediately made the other party suffer a few losses. Now, he was extremely obedient and would not dare to do anything to the Ruan family in the short term.
This person had a grudge against Ruan Cheng and was determined to destroy the Ruan family. Additionally, he was proficient in internet technology.
Such a person in the country would be…
Xie Shi’an’s heart suddenly jumped.
The words that Shen Hanyu had said to him that day outside Sang Qianqian’s small courtyard appeared in his mind.
“It just so happens that I’m also such a person.”
“Tell Ruan Cheng that I’ll be waiting for him to come out.”
Ruan Cheng had ruined Shen Hanyu’s wedding and almost killed him. Shen Hanyu and Ruan Cheng had a deep grudge against each other.
No one else in the country was more proficient in the internet than Shen Hanyu.
Xie Shi’an clenched the document in his hand, his face a little pale. If it was really Shen Hanyu who had been secretly targeting the Ruan family, he would never let the Ruan family off.
“Shi’an, are you thinking of something?”
Ruan Xiaoshuang grabbed his hand and said anxiously, “Can you guess who is targeting the Ruan family?”
Xie Shi’an opened his mouth with difficulty. “Sister Xiaoshuang, if it’s really that person, even if we go to him, he won’t negotiate with us. He won’t stop either.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang was stunned. “Why? Who is that person?”
Xie Shi’an said a name in a low voice, so low that Ruan Xiaoshuang thought it was an illusion.
However, after thinking about it carefully, the other party was indeed the most likely person to target the Ruan family.
Ruan Xiaoshuang’s heart was in a mess. “I’m going to see Shen Hanyu tomorrow.”
Xie Shi’an was silent for a few seconds. “Sister Xiaoshuang, you’d better not go. It’s useless even if you go.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang had not personally seen the tragedy at the wedding, but Xie Shi’an had.
There was no way Shen Hanyu would let Ruan Cheng go.
Ruan Xiaoshuang took a deep breath. “I know it’s useless, but this matter concerns the Ruan family. I have to try.”
Ruan Xiaoshuang managed to get Shen Hanyu’s phone number through Guo Dingsong.
When she called Shen Hanyu, he heard her reason for coming and said coldly, “Miss Ruan, you’ve got the wrong person.”
He then hung up.
Ruan Xiaoshuang drove straight to the Phoenix branch in the capital. Alas, she didn’t even get to enter the door. Shen Hanyu didn’t want to see her at all.
It was late at night when Shen Hanyu finally got off work. Ruan Xiaoshuang rushed forward and tried to stop Shen Hanyu.
However, the bodyguards kept her away. Shen Hanyu looked at her coldly, got into his car, and left without giving her a chance to speak.
The next day, news came from the shipping company of the Ruan family group that two more ports were suspended.
At this point, four of the six ports under the Ruan family’s name had stopped, and they were losing billions of dollars a day.
She had kept everything about the company from Ruan Cheng. However, he somehow found out about the news and his condition worsened.
Ruan Xiaoshuang stayed by her brother’s bed, feeling cold all over. She thought, perhaps, she had one last method that she could try.
That might be the only way.