Price jackers, scammers, hackers and more. These are examples of the YoGreedy people that intentionally destroy the stability of our YoEconomy. YoGreed is a real issue–a deadly YoSin that a lot of YoVillians suffer from. In this series, we will introduce to you the 7 deadly YoSins that constantly terrorize our YoWorld.
For a long time, YoVille has had many hackers in the game who use their abilities to an unfair advantage. A long time ago, they used to be able to generate free coins and cash. They could clone items and sell them, leaving the person who made the purchase with no true item. What is the purpose of this and how do we protect ourselves from this atrocity?
It seems as though hackers are committing these acts purely through greed. Their unlawful behavior has caused many problems in YoVille — beginning with the loss of many items from the game when their account is disabled. Also, when a new hack is realized to have come into play, YoVillians begin to worry about the safety of their account and whether or not a trade is legitimate.
Many hackers probably do not know that by accessing another person’s information or cloning items in YoVille they are actually breaking a federal law. It is a very serious crime and until they begin to crack down, YoVillians may always have a subtle fear about their account safety and whether or not they are willing to purchase YoCash. Next, it can be implied that hackers also can discourage play if they have illegally entered someone’s account to steal their coins and clean out their inventory.
Hopefully, Zynga continues to come up with preventative measures against hacks and possibly introduce a way to recover items or money that was stolen – all in the attempt to counter one of the seven deadly sins, greed! To help protect yourself, you must always remember to focus on the trades that take place to ensure the correct items and money are in the box, make sure your password is not simple, and do not give out your account information to ANYONE (Facebook will only ask you for your username and password on the login page.). Also, do not go through links that seem like a scam. If you are in doubt, but the offer is too good to be true, then it is not legitimate. For example, pages or links that offer promises of absurd amounts of YoCash are not legitimate. Finally, keep an eye out for any new scams or hacks that way we can all stay a step ahead of these people that live only through the hard work of others.
Have you ever been hacked and do you have any ideas on how Zynga should prevent hacks? If so, let us know in the comment section below.