Rumor: TV station alert warns of 'zombie apocalypse'

TV viewers in some Montana counties were warned of zombies

CONFIRMED: The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into its emergency alert system

“Dead bodies are rising from their graves,” warned KRTV’s emergency alert system to viewers in some Montana counties on Monday, according to Time, New York Post and other news outlets.  

The Montana Television Network said hackers broke into the emergency alert system for the Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station. An alert was issued that claimed the bodies were “attacking the living.” The alert warned viewers not to “approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.”

But network officials released a statement on KRTV.com, saying the emergency message did not come from them and there is no emergency. KRTV said engineers are investigating the incident.

According to the Associated Press, the Great Falls Tribune reports the hoax alert generated at least four calls to police to see if it was true.

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