Hackers Send Out Zombie Alert from TV Stations in Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

No, zombies aren't attacking northern Michigan.
Two local television stations say hackers broke into their Emergency Alert System with messages Monday warning of zombies. Along with a crawl strip, an audio message said "dead bodies are rising from their graves" and "attacking the living."
The messages ran on public station WNMU and WBUP. Two Montana stations also were hit.
WNMU General Manger Eric Smith says police determined the source isn't local and may be from another country. He wasn't aware of any arrests and says equipment changes have been made to prevent future incidents.
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters told its members about programming changes to prevent hacking. Association President Karole White says it's the first breach of the emergency system she's aware of since its inception in the 1940s.

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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Feb 14, 2013 at 05:56 AM
    Thank GOD for these hackers! People, they are the ONLY ones who are going to be able to alert us in time when the Zombie Apocalypse occurs, so let us not punish them for "borrowing" the Emergency Alert System!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2013 at 03:45 AM
    When preparing for those zombies, go for the guns with the largest clips. Blowing up their heads is the only way to stop them.
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