Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More Brains! Hackers Broadcast "Zombie Apocalypse" Warning on Montana TV

Residents of Montana must have thought they were in a real-life Z-grade zombie flick after hackers managed to sneak in a Zombie Apocalypse Warning over the airwaves of a local television station!

The warning came in the middle of a broadcast of The Steve Wilko Show (appropriately enough, although it would have been extra cool during an episode of The Walking Dead). After the standard Emergency Broadcast Alert buzzer, a computer generated voice declared that "“the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living” in several Montana counties.

“Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous,” the warning continued, calling on local citizens to “follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available.” 

Station KRTV immediately pulled the bogus warning and apologized to viewers, on air as well as on-line:
“This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency,” the station said in an official statement. “Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.”

 I wonder how many citizens ran to grab their guns upon hearing the alert?

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