Was I hacked? Playing Words With Friends at the time.

STC

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Something weird happened to me yesterday that got me asking myself "was I just hacked?". I have a jailbroken 3.1.2 via Blackra1n. Just Winterboard and 5 icon dock installed.

I was playing Words With Friends and has just started a new game w/ my friend. In the middle of the 2nd word on the board, my friends user name changed in front of my eyes to a user name I wasnt familar w/. I called him thinking he changed it and he said he didnt.

I googled the user name and its a user name of a guy Japan who posts on japanese movies sites. Was I just hacked? It hasnt happened since then. Very weird.
 

mac88

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Aug 7, 2008
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Nothing else has been changed on your phone has it? If not, I would say it was just a glitch, but keep and eye on it. Good luck!
 

Beefburga

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Aug 4, 2009
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Server Issue

Just looked on the developers site, they've had an issue with thier servers.

I invited a friend before and another name showed up in the game.

They never responded, I deleted and re-installed the app and things are back to normal.
 

mac88

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Just looked on the developers site, they've had an issue with thier servers.

I invited a friend before and another name showed up in the game.

They never responded, I deleted and re-installed the app and things are back to normal.
Good news for the OP.
 

Sparky9292

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Just looked on the developers site, they've had an issue with thier servers.

I invited a friend before and another name showed up in the game.

They never responded, I deleted and re-installed the app and things are back to normal.
Yup same thing happened here. Words with Friends server has been screwing up quite a few times in the last few weeks.:(
 

The General

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yeah bro, you were hacked. the hackers big plan is to change your friends user name, they're trying to take down the internet!
 

rebirther

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Something weird happened to me yesterday that got me asking myself "was I just hacked?". I have a jailbroken 3.1.2 via Blackra1n. Just Winterboard and 5 icon dock installed.

I was playing Words With Friends and has just started a new game w/ my friend. In the middle of the 2nd word on the board, my friends user name changed in front of my eyes to a user name I wasnt familar w/. I called him thinking he changed it and he said he didnt.

I googled the user name and its a user name of a guy Japan who posts on japanese movies sites. Was I just hacked? It hasnt happened since then. Very weird.

Same here. It just started happening. My user name changed without my consent and I don't know why. I also can't change it back. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling.. Have you found an answer???
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Same here. It just started happening. My user name changed without my consent and I don't know why. I also can't change it back. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling.. Have you found an answer???
I have a Moto Z Force
 

eyoungren

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Same here. It just started happening. My user name changed without my consent and I don't know why. I also can't change it back. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling.. Have you found an answer???
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I have a Moto Z Force
What kind of answer are you expecting?

1. You revived a ten year old thread.
2. The ten year old thread you revived is in the Apple iPhone jailbreak section of an Apple-centric website named MacRumors.

You have a Moto Z Force. A Moto Z Force is not an Apple iPhone. It is not an Apple iPad. It's not an Apple iPod, nor it is an Apple Macintosh computer.

Do you see the problem here so far?

So, again I ask you. What kind of answer are you expecting from a site that does not focus on anything other than Apple devices.

You registered here, so it can't be said that you were unaware of the fact that this is an Apple-centric website.

What help could us Apple users possibly be expected to give you?
 
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Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Contact the words with friends company to find out what happened to your user ID or handle you were using.
https://www.zynga.com/about/contact-us

Same here. It just started happening. My user name changed without my consent and I don't know why. I also can't change it back. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling.. Have you found an answer???
[doublepost=1499628709][/doublepost]

I have a Moto Z Force