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Montana residents flip out when Emergency Alert System tells them the zombie apocalypse....
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Posted on 02/13/2013 2:45:47 AM PST by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Montana residents flip out when Emergency Alert System tells them the zombie apocalypse is happening— like RIGHT FRIGGIN NOW!

Orson Wells would be proud.

Pranksters sparked panic in Montana when they hacked into a TV station's emergency alert system to warn of a zombie apocalypse.

Viewers of KRTV's Steve Wilkos show were left stunned on Monday when the message appeared at the top of their screens.

It said the "civil authority has issued a local area emergency for following counties/areas" before naming the regions at risk of flesh-eating hordes.

A deep and calm computerized voice then informed viewers that the "bodies of the dead are rising from their graves. Follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous."

No-one has claimed responsibility for the stunt, broadcast during an episode entitled "Teen Cheaters Take Lie Detectors."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: montana; napl; zombie

1 posted on 02/13/2013 2:46:00 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows

ZOMBIE PING!


2 posted on 02/13/2013 2:46:59 AM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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To: Morgana

Just some Chinese hackers having some fun.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 2:47:53 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice; GeronL

I laughed myself silly when I heard it...


4 posted on 02/13/2013 2:48:48 AM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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To: Morgana

Anonymous either did it or will be looking for a new recruit...lol


5 posted on 02/13/2013 3:31:00 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Morgana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiUjKJsO8LA


6 posted on 02/13/2013 3:38:24 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Morgana

My brother-in-law, who lives there, would just consider this an opportunity for target practice. And then be really disappointed when the correction was posted.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 4:18:49 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: RandallFlagg

For your ping list


8 posted on 02/13/2013 4:50:18 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Morgana

Who, in their right mind, would have done otherwise?

:D


9 posted on 02/13/2013 4:56:03 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: pepsionice

A Zombie Apocalypse and no Twinkies to be found.

The horror....the horror.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 4:57:25 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Rebelbase

LOLOL


11 posted on 02/13/2013 5:00:27 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Morgana

12 posted on 02/13/2013 5:08:53 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: LucyT

You have to see this, if you didn’t already. I’m not sure which station that is.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 5:12:28 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Morgana; CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ..


Heh!
Montana?!

Them zombies don't stand a chance!
14 posted on 02/13/2013 5:31:27 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: verga; Morgana

BTW, Thank you for the ping.
Sorry so late. I just got home from work.
I hope no loved ones were bitten or scratched due to my absence.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 5:35:34 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Pecos

Here in Texas we’d jump at the opportunity to take out the “Zombies” then use it as a defense in court.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 5:38:01 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Morgana

LOL! Epic!!


17 posted on 02/13/2013 6:00:00 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Morgana

18 posted on 02/13/2013 6:02:27 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Morgana

This sounds like the work of Raj, Walowitz, and Leonard, with maybe a bit of Sheldon thrown in.....(Big Bang reference)


19 posted on 02/13/2013 6:05:49 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Morgana

As an aside, notice that there is no evidence whatsoever in that story that Montana residents “flipped out” or otherwise actually believed that zombies were attacking. But that didn’t stop the Daily News from sensationalizing the story by suggesting that people believed it.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 6:15:00 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Morgana; Gefn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Cue that famous Bob Hope line...


21 posted on 02/13/2013 7:53:24 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Zombies are no match for a dental floss tycoon!


23 posted on 02/13/2013 7:58:19 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“You mean like Democrats?”


24 posted on 02/13/2013 8:07:56 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Bingo!


25 posted on 02/13/2013 8:12:31 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana

I'd really like to hack one of these signs sometime.

26 posted on 02/13/2013 8:16:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Morgana

27 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:34 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Slings and Arrows




Support FR



28 posted on 02/13/2013 8:20:24 AM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: martin_fierro
How To Hack An Electronic Road Sign (courtesy of Jalopnik.com).
29 posted on 02/13/2013 8:23:07 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Morgana

What I’d like to know is how someone hacked into the EAS system. That’s Federal stuff they’re tampering with and should NOT be vulnerable.

I mean...if ordinary hackers can break into it and broadcast a joke on a local station, what do you suppose America’s enemies can do if they hacked into a PEP (Primary Entry Point) station or network, broadcast a fake alert of some kind, and set off a national panic?

(Then again, if the results of last year’s failed EAS test are to be believed, a third of the nation wouldn’t even know.)


30 posted on 02/13/2013 8:23:38 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I heard that there were multiple calls to the police asking for confirmation of the alert.

The callers would have nothing to worry about since zombies go after brains.


31 posted on 02/13/2013 11:12:46 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Morgana

Hmmm... In a local report, I read that there wasn’t even one call to police about the ‘obvious’ hoax. So, how did the report change to say people were freaking out? Sounds to me as if the reporter just wants to make people living there sound gullible. Wouldn’t be the first time.


32 posted on 02/13/2013 11:47:04 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Exactly... Local reports state not even one call to police was received. The hoaxsters may have had more success had the prank not coincided with the return of “The Walking Dead” that night, but I highly doubt it...


33 posted on 02/13/2013 11:52:35 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Clay Moore

The local report I read here at FR the other day stated there wasn’t even one call. Maybe it was two separate agencies, and some called one, but no-one called the other? It wouldn’t surprise me for reporters to have taken ‘poetic license’ with the story though. What good is a hoax story if no-one believed it?


34 posted on 02/13/2013 11:59:33 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Morgana

We heard it on the radio here in southeast Wyoming...pretty funny!!


35 posted on 02/13/2013 4:15:59 PM PST by wyokostur
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To: wyokostur; Slings and Arrows; RandallFlagg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc60XPCXrh8


36 posted on 02/13/2013 6:47:19 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.)
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To: Morgana

“This is a test of the Emergency Basement Radical Hacking System. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency, we would be hacking into the system that controls Obama’s fleet of predator drones. Have a nice day.”


37 posted on 02/13/2013 7:46:36 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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