TV Station Hacker Warns of Zombies in Montana

Movies & TV

/ February 12, 2013

While the zombie apocalypse has only happened on AMC, a few thousand people in Great Falls, Montana are hoping to be forgiven because they thought it was real.

On Monday (2/11), the emergency alert system at KRTV-TV in Great Falls was hacked by an unknown entity during the The Steve Wilkos Show to send out a message that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several countries.

The warning also told those watching their boob tubes not to try and apprehend the dangerous individuals, only to get to shelter and stay safe, The Associated Press reported.

Just in case you’re too into the latest season of The Walking Dead, there was not an actual zombie outbreak.

In an effort to calm suspicions and fears, KRTV-TV felt obliged to let their viewers know both on the air and online that the earlier report of zombies walking amongst the living was inaccurate.

“This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency,” the station explained. “Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.”

No one has been able to figure out who hacked the KRTV-TV station at the time of reporting. But The Great Falls Tribune reports that the hoax alert generated at least four calls to police to see if it was indeed true.

Props: The Associated Press