Zombie apocalypse alert broadcast on US television

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 13:01

London: An American television channel`s regular programming was interrupted after hackers hacked into the network and ran news of a `zombie apocalypse`.

The Montana Television Network has confirmed that hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of KRTV on Monday.

KRTV said on its website that the hackers broadcast that `dead bodies are rising from their graves` in several Montana counties, Sky News reports.

The network said that `this message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency`, adding that `their engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets`.

The alert claimed the bodies were `attacking the living` and warned people not to `approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous,` the report said.

The Great Falls Tribune reported that the hoax alert did not generate any calls to the police, it added.


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First Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 13:01

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