Ostensibly a simple retrieval assignment, steel yourself for a few complications and even some combat. Combat will be on an underground indoor environment, against geth, unsurprisingly. Area-effect talents and equipment configurations against synthetic enemies will be useful. If you have anti-jamming upgrades, put them on. Guard yourself against possible close-quarters engagements by having Throw and hard-hitting ammo mods at hand. Get someone wearing anti-hazard gear, since you'll be chasing wildlife across a planet with a hazard level 1.
Walkthroughspace monkeys) have run off with the data module. Several monkey colonies will then be marked on your map with a number of space monkeys wandering through them.
Morality points can be had in here. Using 'search' to find the module without hurting any of the monkeys will award Paragon points, while killing the creatures will give you Renegade points. Warning - it is recommended to save game prior to searching the monkey colonies, as they may be killed unintentionally when run over with the Mako.
To cut to the chase, head to the monkey colony on the northern end of the map: from the center, the one to the right, marked with the red 4. There is an abandoned mine there. The monkey with the data module is inside the mine's deeper tunnels - you don't actually have to deal with any of the other monkeys or even examine the probe to progress the assignment. When you handle the monkey the way you see fit, the squadmates will say that the monkey had the module and Joker will be able to transmit its contents to the fleet. However, as soon as you have retrieved the data module, a geth force - which was either lying in wait or followed you in - will ambush you.
Be wary of the combat zone and take in the cover opportunities presented by the boxes strewn throughout. Once the geth are destroyed, there's nothing else to do but head back up.
Note that there's no journal update following the data module discovery. The assignment will be marked complete once you exit the mine and return to the surface.
The entrance chamber in the mine contains a Locked Crate requiring Easy Decryption and a med-kit. The main mine chamber contains an open crate to the left and a Locked Crate requiring Easy Decryption near the centre. The tunnel to the right contains a Secure Crate (Average Decryption), and the tunnel to the left contains a Locked Crate requiring Easy Decryption.
Paragon points glitch
It is possible to gain an unlimited amount of Paragon points during this assignment. To perform the glitch, begin by searching the monkey holding the data module and then saving the game. After reloading, another search of that monkey will result in the Paragon point reward being reissued to the player, despite it already being claimed before the reload. You do not need to save/reload the game between searches after the first save/reload. This results in a potentially limitless supply of Paragon points.
It is important to note that the player should not kill any of the other monkeys prior to searching the monkey with the data module as this will negate the glitch's effects after the save/reload. This has been confirmed to work on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC version 1.02.