No, this is not a drill. The zombies are coming….or so one TV show would have you believe. Read on for the details.
A US television station that warned viewers of a zombie apocalypse this week has apologised for the message and said hackers were behind it.
Viewers of the Steve Wilkos Show on Montana’s KRTV had their broadcast interrupted on Monday by an audio warning that “bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living.”
“Do not approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous,” it continued.
The Montana Television Network apologised for the warning and said the Emergency Alert System of KRTV had been broken into by hackers.
The network said there was no emergency and investigations were underway to determine how the system was hacked.
At least four calls were reportedly made to police by people who had seen the message.
It was not the first time a zombie prank had been poorly received in the US.
In June 2012 a Russian man dressed as a zombie was filmed chasing people in a Miami neighbourhood, frightening a man seen brandishing a handgun.
People he came across reacted with anger and the man later wrote: “Very dangerous prank. Almost got shot. Don’t try it,” on his YouTube page.
And just for you, we have the video message. Remember, this is just a prank. There are no zombies coming to kill you….yet.
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