Emergency Broadcast System Hacked, Fake Zombie Apocalypse Announced [Video]

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Every since I was a kid, the sound of the Emergency Broadcast System alert blaring from the television has made my heart skip a beat. I always expected some dire news, maybe an earthquake or a pending tornado, but it was always just a test. If you happened to be watching KRTV in Montana recently, then your heart must have really skipped a beat when they announced the zombie apocalypse. The familiar alert tone was followed by a voiceover announcing the details complete with a scrollbar of affected areas. It was a prank, and the station quickly set viewers straight, but four people still called the police, just in case it was true.

See the video after the break…

(via io9)

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