As of 2015, hacks to Supercell's "Clash of Clans" are not permissible under the company's terms and service agreement for using the game. Exploits, cheats or any third-party software are unauthorized to modify the game, and they violate the software company's license limitations and terms of service.
Users who attempt to exploit the game run the risk of having their accounts terminated without the ability of reinstatement. Those who use a hack and gain gems unfairly also can have the virtual currency removed from their accounts, along with any items purchased with the hacked gems.
The strategy game "Clash of Clans" launched in 2012 and is free to play. Players build and protect their villages, join a Clan war or attack other villages. The game gets longer and more expensive after leveling up, and Supercell provides the chance to accelerate upgrades through the purchase of gems.
Users can earn gems in the game by performing particular tasks or purchasing gems in the game store with real money. Refunds are not permissible once a user makes an in-game purchase. Gems allow players to progress through the game, and some users spend thousands of dollars on these items. As of 2015, Supercell makes about $5 million daily from "Clash of Clans."