On the proliferation of aimbot on the RU server (food for thought)
As you may know, Lesta constantly fights the use of aimbot on the Russian cluster. They fortified the client against unwanted modifications, used server statistics to find the cheaters, etc. They had "public prosecution" by coloring cheaters nicknames in brown, and, of course, bans.
Vallter_ has mentioned that 508 users on the RU server have received a permanent ban for cheating. The Russian community demands the names to be revealed, which Lesta is reluctant to do.
One user sent Vallter_ the list of top 1000 players according to the ProShips ranking, a kind of XVM, asking to reveal how many top players have been banned.
According to Vallter_, of the top 1000 players 39 have been permanently banned, or nearly 4 percent.