It looks like Microsoft has lost the battle to pirates, as they have found a way to breach the private servers meant for gaming press and now have the ability to bypass download codes given to writers.
Now that the code has been leaked, images are popping up on many public torrent and P2P sites. The images are even appearing on NZB aggregators and Usenet binaries newsgroups. Now Microsoft and Bungie are going to have to fight the hordes of people who will post spoilers way before the game’s September 14th release.
Of course, anyone who is caught playing a copy of Halo: Reach on Live before the release date will receive a life-time ban, so think twice before you go torrent hunting.