By taking a swift peek at the galaxy view today, I unfortunately stumbled upon on what appears to be yet another "cheating attempt", this time by an entire alliance!
In case you are wondering what this is all about, check out the relevant coordinates at 5:143 and 5:144 respectively.
Indicating the existence of "alt accounts", utilised to offer free resources to the entire "A414A" alliance.
This is exactly how players like "Basho1989" receive copious amounts of resources to supplant their insane auction bids.
Or players like "DNLeviathan", reaching top 100 in a short period of time.
Some things never change it seems.