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VIDEO: Fake Zombie Apocalypse alert broadcast by hackers

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2013 19:33 User comments (6)

VIDEO: Fake Zombie Apocalypse alert broadcast by hackers Hackers managed to breach the Emergency Alert System to broadcast a message about Zombie attacked on a TV station in Montana.
CBS affiliate KRTV in Montana had its regular programming interrupted with an audio message warning viewers about an ongoing Zombie attack, telling them that the bodies of the dead have risen from their graves and are attacking the living.

KRTV published a response to the message explaining that the message was the result of the hack, but didn't even mention the topic of the alert.

The full message read out during the broadcast (see video) is as follows:

"Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages onscreen that will be updated as information becomes available. Do not attempt to apprehend or approach these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.

"I repeat, civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Do not attempt to apprehend or approach these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.

"This warning applies to all areas receiving this broadcast. Tune into 920AM to get information in the event you are separated from your television or if electrical services are interrupted.

"This station will now cease transmission, so please use your battery-powered radio. Tune into 920AM for information."




(via: Graham Cluley/Naked Security)

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6 user comments

113.2.2013 8:42

I've only got to one thing to say about this: Hahahaha! Montana residents got pawned!!


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

213.2.2013 9:29

Tedious turds who can't get a girlfriend show the rest of us why.

313.2.2013 12:05

Yawn

414.2.2013 14:52

I have to be honest. I found that amusing.

515.2.2013 10:41

Pancakes look good.

617.2.2013 8:19

That's great. Haha.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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