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Hacker warns of zombies on 4 TV stations

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:52 p.m. HST, Feb 12, 2013


MARQUETTE, Mich. >> 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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loquaciousone wrote:
Shades of Orsen Wells.
on February 12,2013 | 07:28AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Ah...Night of Living Dead all over...I luv it...ha ha ha
on February 12,2013 | 08:02AM
akuboatcaptain wrote:
I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you! How can someone be so callous and hack into a media outlet and spread such hatemongering! Call your govenor! Wrtie to your congressman! Some of my best friends are zombies! Zombies of da whirld unite!
on February 12,2013 | 08:47AM
likewise wrote:
It was only a hoax? I had my bugout bag all packed and was ready to head to the bunker.
on February 12,2013 | 10:14AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I thought I saw some zombies this morning but they worked on the City Council.
on February 12,2013 | 11:50AM
TLehel wrote:
This is hilarious.
on February 12,2013 | 12:05PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I'll bet AR15 sales soared.
on February 12,2013 | 03:30PM
hanalei395 wrote:
With vampires, they gotta silver bullets.
on February 12,2013 | 04:20PM
hanalei395 wrote:
AR-15's sales soared? To shoot the dead? To make them more dead?
on February 12,2013 | 04:26PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Nope...the're all sold out last month....
on February 12,2013 | 05:53PM
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