Gamer hacking bank of Spymaster
An annoying micro-blogging game called Spymaster—the Twitter equivalent of the popular Facebook-based Zombies application created just last year—allows would-be James Bonds to become part of a virtual spy world through completing missions involving the "assassination" of other players, establishing a "safe house", and garnering points by enlisting users into their own personal "spy rings".
To be clear, even though it's kind of the point of Twitter to keep on "tweeting", people don't exactly appreciate quantity over quality, and besides, there's enough of this issue going on in Twitter anyway, so what's the point in adding to the junk Twitter posts?
The code exposed a glitch in the game design wherein he could reproduce his balance to an unlimited amount; at one point, he was able to give himself trillions of pounds worth of cash in under 15 minutes.
Spymaster bank hacked
He generously used his newfound cyber wealth to become a virtual welfare system and charity rolled into one by going on an extensive money redistribution campaign with many other Spymaster players.
In the same way that some real-world countries suffer from hyperinflation due to an excess of money with little value to back it up, Spymaster's in-game economy soon suffered the same fate.
The creators had no choice but to wipe the slate clean in order to put everything back to the way it was before.
In fairness to iList, the developers of Spymaster, they've developed the game as a mere side project for Twitter users.
Then again, they do take all of their work quite seriously, as seen by the actions they've employed in dealing with the Game-Genie-like cheat.