Blizzard kicked over 320,000 hackers from

Blizzard posted an official annoucement on their forums that they have kicked over 320,000 accounts from they found were violating the terms of service.

We’ve recently banned over 320,000 Warcraft III and Diablo II accounts that were found to be violating the 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, and can subject your account to disciplinary action up to and including a permanent ban of its access to the service.

Many account closures come as the direct result of tips emailed to our hacks team by legitimate users.

This is not the first time Blizzard has done something like this. In November of 2008 they banned over 350,000 accounts from stating, "Cheating ruins the game experience for legitimate players, and we will not tolerate it."

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