According to a recent submission security scuzzers can be upgraded, or 'powered up' as the text states. I have seen no indication of this in the game and would like to know where this information comes from. It is also unclear to me how this 'powering up' happens Is it based on research in the laboratory ?
As far as I can tell it is nonsense. Nothing I can see in the game data files to support it, and it does not match any experience in play. The given stats are obviously wrong as well, there is no such thing as a critical hit, health, and indeed every stat, is a flat 10,000 when at full with different peeps set to take more or less damage per hit giving rise to different toughness.
Researching higher levels in the Laboratory only reduces the cost to build an item from the factory, it has no other effect.
If I recall correctly there were plans during the original game development for scuzzers to be upgradable although it never made it into the game. it is possible that there is some legacy data somewhere that may have inspired this, although I've never seen it when looking through the data files.
Reverting for now, if there is any evidence of the claims, then it could go back in.