TV station's alert system hacked; viewers warned of zombie apocalypse
Zombies appear in a scene from the second season of the AMC original series, 'The Walking Dead,' in Senoia, Ga. (AMC)
Published Monday, February 11, 2013 8:00PM EST
GREAT FALLS, Mon. - A television station's regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse.
The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station Monday.
KRTV says on its website the hackers broadcast that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties.
The network says there is no emergency and its engineers are investigating.
A call to KRTV was referred to a Montana Television Network executive. Jon Saunders didn't immediately return a call for comment.