Monday, February 11, 2013

Emergency Alert System Hacked: The Dead Walking

Some residents in several Montana counties were shocked today when a local TV station KRTV had a very interesting alert that the zombie apocalypse had finally happened. As it turns out a person or group had hacked into the Emergency Broadcast System and aired on live TV the following message. 
“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 approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered very dangerous.”

The Great Falls Tribune says that local police received at least four calls to see if the claims were in fact true. KRTV issued a Response clearly stating that the alert was bogus and "This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency. Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets."

Although illegal, this is one of the most successful mass trollings in recent memory. Thankfully we avoided a zombie apocalypse for the time being. 

See what was broadcast earlier below.

Roger Havens- Tech Fixation Editor.
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