While viewers enjoy their morning breakfast and coffee, getting ready for work, watching the morning "Steve Wilko Show," an emergency news update flashed on their TV screens.
Much to the viewers surprise, the Montana News Television Network broadcasts a special news, emergency alert, warning viewer's of a zombie apocalypse, on Feb. 11, 2013.
KRTV informed the viewers of a hackers hoax broadcast, that "dead bodies are rising from their graves in several Montana counties."
The alert claimed the bodies were "attacking the living" and warned people not to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.
The network engineers are investigating the source of the interception. Jon Saunders, Montana Television Network executive, didn't immediately return a call for comment. The Great Falls Tribune reports the hoax alert did not generate any calls to the police.
KRTV reports the network's statement issued to the viewers, "Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that "dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties. This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency. Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets."