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Zombie Alert Goes To Air On US Television
Hackers break into a US television network and warn viewers that dead bodies are "attacking the living".
9:07am UK, Tuesday 12 February 2013
The zombie apocalypse hasn't happened yet, but a few thousand people in Great Falls, Mont., are to be forgiven if they thought it was.
On Monday, the emergency alert system at KRTV-TV in Great Falls was hacked during the "The Steve Wilkos Show" to send out a message that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several counties.
The warning also told those watching not to try and apprehend the dangerous individuals, only to get to shelter and stay safe, Gizmodo.au reported.
Just in case you didn't know, there wasn't actually a zombie outbreak.
Nevertheless, KRTV-TV felt obliged to let viewers know both on the air and online that the earlier report of zombies rising out of their graves was not accurate.
"This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency," the station explained. "Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets."
So far, no one has been able to figure out who did the hacking or if it was some kind of viral marketing for the AMC series, "The Walking Dead," Gawker reported.
An American TV station's regular programming has been interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse.
The Montana Television Network confirmed hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of KRTV on Monday.
The hackers broadcast that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties, KRTV said on its website.
"This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency," KRTV said.
"Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets."
The alert claimed the bodies were "attacking the living" and warned people not to "approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous".
The Great Falls Tribune reported that the hoax alert did not generate any calls to the police.
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