320,000 Cheaters Banned From Battle.net

Apparently a lot of people have forgotten that there are consequences to hacking your way to victory in Diablo II and Warcraft III, as over 300,000 such cheaters have been targetted with Blizzard's Wand of Banning.
We've recently banned over 320,000 Warcraft III and Diablo II accounts that were found to be violating the Battle.net Terms of Use. If this is a first offense, the CD key associated with the banned account will be suspended for 30 days, while repeat offenders will see their keys banned permanently. All account ban decisions are final.

We would like all players to remember that abuse of unintended mechanics and/or use of third party programs is a violation of the agreement made when signing on to Battle.net, and can subject your account to disciplinary action up to and including a permanent ban of its access to the service. These types of activities can severely impact the stability of our servers, and we'll continue to aggressively monitor Battle.net in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating.

Many account closures come as the direct result of tips emailed to our hacks team by legitimate Battle.net users. If you come across a hack, find a site responsible for distributing hacks, or have a replay of a newly available hack, please report this to our hacks team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our Hacks Report Form at http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&tag=hacksform

As always, thank you for your continued support, and we'll see you on Battle.net!
With StarCraft II and Diablo III coming out relatively soon, I wouldn't want to lose my Battle.net access.