Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Montana TV Station Issues Zombie Emergency Alert

Here's hoping someone in Great Falls, Montana can step up as the next Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon or Michonne if things get worse.

According to an article on Deadline. the Emergency Alert System for Great Falls TV station KRTV and its CW station was hacked and forced to broadcast warnings of a zombie outbreak.  The prank broke into The Steve Wilkos Show on the CW station, first blaring the standard emergency alert signal, followed by a monotone voice that said "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 on screen that will be updated as information becomes available.  Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they as considered extremely dangerous."

The Great Falls Tribune reported that there were at least four calls to police asking if the emergency alert was real.  (Really, people?  You have to call and actually ask that?)  This caused KRTV to post a notice on its website that there is no emergency.  The investigation to locate the hacker or hackers responsible continues, provided they haven't already been killed and consumed by the walking dead.

You can watch the footage of the CW station emergency alert below, thanks to YouTube user ctbadboy23...

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