brakeDown is a well-known Seattle rigger. Very few people have seen them in person, but their Matrix avatar is a vaguely sinister car/robot hybrid (intentional reference to the Transformers franchise unclear). Freq once saw them briefly while hacking, and was able to handle cybercombat with them. No gender specified, though the voice and body shape lean strongly masculine. brakeDown specializes in acquiring old military and security vehicles to use for open combat situations, and seems to go through them rather quickly. They supplied the equipment for both the attack on Eliza Bloom and the one on the Courthouse. Most likely they have no deep connection to any of the larger forces at play.