TV Hacker Accesses Emergency Warning System, Tells Montana That Zombies Are Rising From Their Graves

I don’t know how it was done, but a hacker seems to have accessed the CW affiliate and KRTV in Montana to broadcast a Zombie Emergency Warning.

During shows broadcast on Monday night the emergency broadcast system kicked in to tell the public that the zombie apocalypse was underway and the dead were rising from their graves.

Here’s how it looked on the CW.

YouTube Preview Image

And here’s how it looked on KRTV.

YouTube Preview Image

The text of the warning read:

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 onscreen that will be updated as information become available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.

As far as pranks go, it’s a pretty funny one though, according to Deadline, some viewers were concerned enough to call the cops. Oops. I do hope nobody particularly vulnerable was caught out.

I also hope we don’t get any copycat cases because that’s just going to lead to a Boy Who Cried Wolf situation. I’ve just made a promise to myself to always take zombie warnings seriously, no matter how many fakes come along. Our loud. On this crowded coach.

I imagine the legal penalty for the hacking will be pretty steep. This is a federal system that got hacked and those need to at least seem secure, eh?

Rainbow Six: Siege Announces Operator Customization System In New Trailer

unnamed

Dark Horse Is Bringing Swedish Horror-Romance Love Hurts To The U.S. This Fall

Daredevil

New Daredevil TV Spot Features Stick And Young Matt

FantasticFour85-1_zpsf63a2cc8

So... What Could The New Fantastic Four Comic Be Like?

Project Cars To Get Free DLC Every Month Starting With The Lykan Hypersport

Jurassic World TV Spot Shows Guests Taken By Pterosaurs

t5

Titan To Publish Dusk By Max Bertolini

Take A Peak At The First 30 Minutes Of Mortal Kombat X

3_constantine

Daniel Cerone Updates Us On Constantine

Haley Campbell Tells Buzzfeed All About Working In A Comic Shop - But There's Always That One Guy