On Wednesday 13th February a fake broadcast of a zombie apocalypse interrupted a television show in Montana, USA. It sent shock waves through the whole state as the news spread. It turns out that hackers had gained access to the Montana Television Network’s Emergency Alert Systems and inserted a fake civil emergency announcement accompanied by an eerie audio message.
The message read “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living.” It went on to say “Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.”
The station confirmed that hackers had broadcast the message in several Montana counties, but added –they’d only received four calls about the attack.
“Our engineers our looking into the origin of the alert to make sure a similar occurrence does not happen again,” KRTV said.
Sorry zombie fans it looks like the undead haven’t taken over the living in the US Midwest…yet.