Hacked Emergency Alert System Issues Warning Of Zombie Invasion

If the zombies ever come and start attacking us and a warning is issued through the emergency broadcast system, there's a good chance people will think it's a joke. That's just a theory, but it was put to the test recently when someone hacked Montana TV station KRTV's Emergency Alert System and broadcast such a warning. Apparently, no one among the counties who witnessed the warning called the police.

You can watch the video of the warning below.

In addition to the ticker that scrolled across the screen, the following message could be heard: "The civil authorities in your area have reported that the virus 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 are considered extremely dangerous."

DigitalSpy says this phony message was broadcast when someone hacked into KRTV's Emergency Alert system. The Montana TV station has since issued a statement that the message didn't originate from them and "there is no emergency." Either people figured that out right away, or they were too busy heading for the hills (or mountains) to dial 911. DS says the police claimed the department didn't receive any emergency calls related to zombies. So if you're in a bunker somewhere in Montana, you can come out now. False alarm. Resume watching The Steve Wilkos Show without fear of being attacked by the undead.

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