Months ahead of its release, Epic's Gears of War 3 has been leaked onto the internet, a security breach so severe law enforcement has gotten involved. Maybe, though, the cops won't be needed.
A French developer has told the world about this site, which is currently hosting a range of Xbox promotional material for the Australasian market and which until very recently was hosting a near-complete build of Gears of War 3 as well.
As we told you with the similar Deus Ex case, it's common practice for game builds to be hosted on servers for press and PR types to get access for them.
What's unique here, though, is that the site in question had no security whatsoever. No password, no login, nothing (it has since, however, been locked down). So there would have been no hacking or login stealing whatsoever. Just go to the URL and download the files.
It appears to belong to Codify, an Australian-based hosting company which lists Microsoft as a client.
We've contacted Xbox Australia for comment, and will update if we hear back.