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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:06 AM

The Dead rising from the grave in Montana

Bogus emergency alert message transmitted

Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that there was an emergency in several Montana counties.

This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.

Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.

http://www.krtv.com/news/bogus-emergency-alert-message-transmitted/

Video of it being broadcast:



Too funny

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:08 AM

1. Naaaah, fucking with emergency alert sytems

ain't that funny.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:22 AM

7. No, it's not.

What it brings to mind, though, is that hackers seem to only go for the easy targets, i.e., us peons. Why aren't they going after the uber-rich? Seems like they'd do more "damage" and potentially make far more money than they can currently imagine...

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:12 AM

2. Fucking with the emergency alert

system is not funny.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:25 AM

8. It is when you have a zombie insurrection in progress

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:14 AM

3. This made the news in Fargo! Not a lot happening there either, so

a few zombies might be some welcomed excitement.

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/389672/

TV station's emergency alert system hacked; viewers warned zombies ‘rising from their graves'
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Montana television station's regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:22 AM

6. I have to tell you about a T-Shirt I saw for sale in Grand Forks years ago

I was part of the team of people who transferred the research facility at Grand Forks from the Federal Government's to the State's control so I was out there often. One night I was in a bar and they had T-Shirts for sale and I have to say that one of them really struck me as funny.

The T-Shirt was black and on its back it had a caption above a Bull's-eye style target with the Bull's-eye labled as "Grand Forks" and the rest of the rings numbered in decreasing values. Directly above the target the caption read:

"I've been to"
"The exact center"
"of nowhere"

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:18 AM

4. Zombie alert ! Is the K pipeline construct messing with their eternal resting places???

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:21 AM

5. pretty damn funny

 

more funny than st. raygun and his "joke" announcement.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:26 AM

9. -_-

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:26 AM

10. The next time there is a real emergency a lot won't pay attention...

Yeah, hilarious.

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:04 PM

12. True. Perhaps the emergency broadcasting system needs to be better secured against hackers. n/t

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:43 AM

11. Funny if in a movie, not so funny in real life.

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