Katricia, on the official World of Warcraft forums, has given people anticipating the beta test for World of Warcraft a ray of hope. After discussing some information about an alpha leak, she concluded her post by stating that beta sign ups will begin at the end of this month. Although news about the leak was disappointing, it's reassuring to know the problem will be dealt with. What's even better, beta is in sight!
Official post on WoW forums: http://www.battle.net/forums/wow/thread.aspx?FN=wow-general&T=937119&P=1&ReplyCount=110#post937119
WoW website: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com