Despite Emergency Alert, Zombies NOT Attacking Montana

by Nate Wooley | February 12, 2013 8:42 am

zombies ahead 300x235 Despite Emergency Alert, Zombies NOT Attacking Montana[1]A television station was embarrassed yesterday after hackers caused it to warn its viewers of a zombie uprising.

Great Falls, Mont., television station KRTV ended up red-faced Monday after the station posted on its website and in a crawl during its broadcast of The Steve Wilkos Show that “dead bodies are rising from their graves,” Gawker reports[2].

The message came from the automated Emergency Alert System, which is used to alert people in the event of disasters and other hazards in a station’s broadcast area. The message apparently was placed in the system by hackers who are, so far, unidentified.

The station quickly pulled the alert from the broadcast and posted a correction.

“Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that there was an emergency in several Montana counties,” the station’s website announced[3].

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/zombies-ahead.jpg
  2. Gawker reports: http://gawker.com/5983516/montana-tv-stations-emergency-alert-system-hacked-warns-of-zombie-apocalypse
  3. the station’s website announced: http://www.krtv.com/news/bogus-emergency-alert-message-transmitted/
  4. Celebrity Email Hacker Gets 10 Years in Prison: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/hollywood-hacker-gets-10-years-in-prison/
  5. Hacker Group Plans to Take Down Facebook: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/hacker-group-plans-to-take-down-facebook/
  6. Federal Reserve Hit By Hackers: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/federal-reserve-hit-by-hackers/

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