Posted by Polygon Staff In my first post as a developer, I created a simple web app called discuz.
The app worked by sending a random string to the discuz API endpoint, which in turn created a URL for a discuz app on Google Play.
A few months later, I noticed a bug in the app.
After a bit of Googling, I discovered that discuz had been hacked.
I went into the Google Play Developer Console and found that disciz had been replaced with a fake app called “discuz.”
I had no idea what discuz was, but it looked like a fairly simple app.
When I opened up the app, I was greeted by the “Discuz” logo that was replaced by the word “free.”
I couldn’t immediately figure out what that meant, so I searched the app’s source code for clues.
But the code didn’t provide much.
The Google Play website didn’t mention anything about discuz and it didn’t offer a way to download the app or get access to the source code.
Discuz was just an app that had a link on the top of the app page, and a bunch of blank space.
What I really wanted to know was why this app was called “free” in the first place.
After digging around, I figured that the code was written by a developer named Zhenhua.
Zhenhuang wrote the code, and he had also hacked the app in a similar manner.
After I published my first piece about Zhenhans hacked discuz to Polygon, I got several emails from Zhenhiang’s company, Google Play Games, saying that the developer was working with Polygon to fix the issue.
Google told Polygon that Zhenhao had contacted them to fix his issue and that the company had no further comment on the matter.
Zhenhao also claimed that the issue was caused by a “security bug” and that his team would be doing a review of the issue within 48 hours.
I contacted Google to ask if there was a way I could report this bug, and Google said that they would respond within 24 hours.
Zhihao was adamant that the bug had been fixed and that Google was investigating the issue and taking action.
A week later, Polygon contacted Zhihaan to ask about the hack.
Zhaiang denied that the hack was related to discuz being free, and said that he had a different bug that could have caused the issue if the developer hadn’t fixed it.
Zhahao also told Polygons staff that he was working on a new discuz version of his own and that he would release it as soon as possible.
But then, on December 16, Polygos staff learned that Zhahaan was no longer working on the new discusas version of discuz because he had been hospitalized for an unrelated illness.
Polygon received a message from Google, saying the developer had passed away, but did not provide any further information.
Zhuhao told Polygamers that he is now in “good spirits and working with the company to get his version of the discus as soon possible.”
Zhuhao also said that Google had asked him to take a look at his hacked version of Discuz and make sure it’s “clean” so that he can get it out of Google Play before the new version is released.
“I’ve been in the game business since 2007 and have had the pleasure of creating and developing some of the most amazing games on the web, from the hugely popular WarCraft 3 to The Sims 3 and Halo Wars,” Zhuhaan said.
“I’m looking forward to working with my team to get Discuz back to its original state as soon, as soon that can be.”