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2013-02-11 06:59:07 PM
Would have made for a great cooking segment.

"So, Steve, let me show you how to roast a groundhog while running from the zombie apocalypse."
 
2013-02-11 07:34:55 PM
Civil Authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves

Sincerely,

Captain Midnight
 
2013-02-11 08:47:01 PM
images.popmatters.com
 
2013-02-11 08:54:54 PM
During the Steve Wilkos show?   I am guessing 80% of the audience actually believed it.
 
2013-02-11 09:00:17 PM
But which one was the real father?
 
2013-02-11 09:02:07 PM
One of the cementers hates bacon now because of the internet.
 
2013-02-11 09:17:06 PM

The_Sponge: Civil Authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves

Sincerely,

Captain Midnight


Captain Midnight AGAIN?
 
2013-02-11 09:17:28 PM
There are people in Montana?
 
2013-02-11 09:17:31 PM
I liked Steve when he was a security guard on Springer, before he sold out.
 
2013-02-11 09:17:37 PM
Damn, that shoots my plan to become a dental floss tycoon.

/had the pygmy pony and everything
 
2013-02-11 09:17:47 PM
Good news, though.  They've risen from their graves to rescue my daughter.
 
2013-02-11 09:18:01 PM
I am so, so farking tired of twee zombie meme shiat.
And bacon. I literally hate bacon now. Thanks Internet.


lol. You and me both, buddy.
 
2013-02-11 09:18:51 PM
Cue sick thrash metal riffage.
 
2013-02-11 09:18:54 PM
Totally unconvincing. Reeks of Sunday morning cable access.
 
2013-02-11 09:19:06 PM

calbert: [images.popmatters.com image 500x250]


Best. Signal hijack. Ever.
 
2013-02-11 09:20:31 PM
It was somewhat pants crapping for a moment there.  That automated voice was sufficiently creeptastic.
 
2013-02-11 09:21:37 PM
www.enemyplanet.com
 
2013-02-11 09:21:39 PM

spamdog: I am so, so farking tired of twee zombie meme shiat.
And bacon. I literally hate bacon now. Thanks Internet.

lol. You and me both, buddy.


Maybe you'll be even more tired of it when the Zombies are feasting on your flesh.
 
2013-02-11 09:23:03 PM

Counter_Intelligent: Good news, though.  They've risen from their graves to rescue my daughter.


I don't think Joan Crawford rose from the grave to "rescue" your daughter - unless it's from wire hangers.
 
2013-02-11 09:24:07 PM
Shocking what happens when you put an unpatched Linux box on the net without changing the root password, eh?

/already fixed the two I'm responsible for.
//two slashies, 'cuz one ain't good enough
 
2013-02-11 09:24:34 PM
...yeah.

It was a just a hoax, everyone. Remain calm. All is well.

It was just a hoax.

Stop asking me.

It was just a hoax.
 
2013-02-11 09:26:06 PM

GarbageDay: Cue sick thrash metal riffage.


Fight 'em till you can't
 
2013-02-11 09:26:30 PM
But are they the running zombies or the slow shambling ones? And the ones from Brad Pitt's WWZ do not count. Zombies do not swarm like locusts.
 
2013-02-11 09:27:21 PM

skinink: But are they the running zombies or the slow shambling ones? And the ones from Brad Pitt's WWZ do not count. Zombies do not swarm like locusts.


You didn't really read the book, did you.

One zed makes a moan. Another zed a mile away hears it and moans. Soon you have a full on horde converging on you.
 
2013-02-11 09:28:31 PM
Message reads:  Send...more... paramedics
 
2013-02-11 09:29:27 PM
Ahm ask you sumpen.
 
2013-02-11 09:31:07 PM
I find the idea of this amusing, but it only takes one or two in the audience that's already close to a mental break to freak out and grab a shotgun... Emergency broadcast/notification interference is one thing I can't condone messing with. Kind of like calling in a bomb threat to distract from a bank robbery (happened locally a couple of weeks ago).
 
2013-02-11 09:31:10 PM

Metaluna Mutant: Message reads:  Send...more... paramedics


img.photobucket.com

Do no harm, but do know harm.
 
2013-02-11 09:31:26 PM
Only 19.95 for 2 perfect pancake pans when the retail price is 80.00? where is my credit card...
 
2013-02-11 09:32:17 PM
FTFA:

"the dead of Great Falls, Montana are still dead and plan to stay that way for some time, something I think we can all agree is good news. "

How long is "some time"?  Are they suggesting that this could really happen after "some time"?
 
2013-02-11 09:34:12 PM
A few of you get the reference.

For those that don't.
 
2013-02-11 09:34:17 PM

BronyMedic: skinink: But are they the running zombies or the slow shambling ones? And the ones from Brad Pitt's WWZ do not count. Zombies do not swarm like locusts.

You didn't really read the book, did you.

One zed makes a moan. Another zed a mile away hears it and moans. Soon you have a full on horde converging on you.


I've read the book. But obviously you haven't seen the movie previews, have you smartass? In one scene the zombies literally flow up a wall that is hundreds of feet high, and they flow up like water.. I'm specifically talking about how they move in the film previews, not the book.
 
2013-02-11 09:34:56 PM
Montana is already a red state so the zombies needn't have bothered.
 
2013-02-11 09:35:13 PM
Those Austin kids have grown into TV hackers.
 
2013-02-11 09:35:39 PM

Counter_Intelligent: Good news, though.  They've risen from their graves to rescue my daughter.


Thanks asshole, not I'm gonna have to see if I still have the ROM for that one somewhere.

And just for the memories...
 
2013-02-11 09:35:47 PM
1. Hack the station's server. (Don't get caught.)
2. Offer your skills to the station as a "security consultant."
3. Job security - PROFIT!
 
2013-02-11 09:36:34 PM
Pretty good, but not as good as the old school captain midnight. Still have a VHS of that from back when it happened in the 80's
 
2013-02-11 09:36:38 PM

calbert: [images.popmatters.com image 500x250]


Still farking creepy.
 
2013-02-11 09:36:39 PM

rickycal78: Counter_Intelligent: Good news, though.  They've risen from their graves to rescue my daughter.

Thanks asshole, not now I'm gonna have to see if I still have the ROM for that one somewhere.

And just for the memories...


FTFM
 
2013-02-11 09:39:04 PM

skinink: I've read the book. But obviously you haven't seen the movie previews, have you smartass? In one scene the zombies literally flow up a wall that is hundreds of feet high, and they flow up like water.. I'm specifically talking about how they move in the film previews, not the book.


That happens in the book too. See the battle description near the end of the book where they are forced to form a Singh Square, and then have a bulldozer push them out of the walls of bodies. The habit of zombies crawling over their dead to climb over fortifications and walls is described not only in World War Z, but also in the Zombie Survival Guide.
 
2013-02-11 09:39:53 PM
Better headline, et cetera.

Dunno why I continue to submit links. Still wonder if a $60/year TF would help.
 
2013-02-11 09:42:29 PM

BronyMedic: skinink: But are they the running zombies or the slow shambling ones? And the ones from Brad Pitt's WWZ do not count. Zombies do not swarm like locusts.

You didn't really read the book, did you.

One zed makes a moan. Another zed a mile away hears it and moans. Soon you have a full on horde converging on you.


"Zack ain't in no hurry. Why are you?"
 
2013-02-11 09:47:19 PM

eggrolls: "Zack ain't in no hurry. Why are you?"


The audiobook version makes that so much more awesome, because it's a line said by none other than Luke farking Skywalker himself.
 
2013-02-11 09:47:24 PM
I'm more concerned with Cthulhu than zombies. I have one of his plushie children I am holding hostage for bargaining purposes. I let it sleep on my bed so it will put in a good word for me with dear ol' dad.

fc04.deviantart.net

/not my work or plushie, but is obviously Cthulhu Jr's twin brother of plushie-ness
 
2013-02-11 09:48:53 PM
Came for Anthrax reference leaving happy to go kick some Grammy bootie for screwing them out of a trophy.  Worship music is the Best metal album since The System has Failed.  IMHO.  Finally got to see them live after 25 years.
/damn they are old and so am I,
// but they still kick @$$
 
2013-02-11 09:50:38 PM

BronyMedic: skinink: I've read the book. But obviously you haven't seen the movie previews, have you smartass? In one scene the zombies literally flow up a wall that is hundreds of feet high, and they flow up like water.. I'm specifically talking about how they move in the film previews, not the book.

That happens in the book too. See the battle description near the end of the book where they are forced to form a Singh Square, and then have a bulldozer push them out of the walls of bodies. The habit of zombies crawling over their dead to climb over fortifications and walls is described not only in World War Z, but also in the Zombie Survival Guide.


People biatch about the "wave of flesh" aesthetic, but I love it because it is a refreshing change.

/No, I've not read the book
//Because it is yet another addition to the zombie genre.
///And it is a farking book. Books are for things that aren't mindless.
////Like vampires...wait, fark.
//Night of the Living Slashies.
 
2013-02-11 09:54:43 PM

BronyMedic: eggrolls: "Zack ain't in no hurry. Why are you?"

The audiobook version makes that so much more awesome, because it's a line said by none other than Luke farking Skywalker himself.


I was a little disappointed by the audio book for cutting so many what I felt were crucial scenes - hell, that book could have gone another hour on CD, no problem. But Hammill was indeed the shiat as Todd Wainio, and I would loved to have seen him portray the character in the film. He's only what, maybe a decade off the character's age as written?

Instead, we're getting a masturbatory ego gratifier from Brad Pitt, which evidently doesn't even include the Wainio character, with fast swarming zombies that look like angry biscuits and gravy.

Goddamitsomuch.
 
2013-02-11 09:55:23 PM

ModernLuddite: There are people in Montana?


Actually it's just one guy and 1,005,141 guns.
 
2013-02-11 09:55:40 PM
This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.

That's JUST what they want you to think.


Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm more concerned with Cthulhu than zombies. I have one of his plushie children I am holding hostage for bargaining purposes. I let it sleep on my bed so it will put in a good word for me with dear ol' dad.

[fc04.deviantart.net image 750x600]

/not my work or plushie, but is obviously Cthulhu Jr's twin brother of plushie-ness


I have one of those staring down at me from a shelf at this very minute.
 
2013-02-11 09:58:25 PM

MontanaDave: Better headline, et cetera.

Dunno why I continue to submit links. Still wonder if a $60/year TF would help.


Say it did.  What does that get you?  You can buy a lot of beer for $60.
 
2013-02-11 09:59:04 PM
Wow...must be something in the water...
 
2013-02-11 09:59:17 PM

BronyMedic: eggrolls: "Zack ain't in no hurry. Why are you?"

The audiobook version makes that so much more awesome, because it's a line said by none other than Luke farking Skywalker himself.


The audiobook, in my mind, was the definitive version. Book was okay. Movie looks like it's gonna be ass-tastic.
 
2013-02-11 09:59:40 PM

MontanaDave: Better headline, et cetera.


bullshiat
 
2013-02-11 10:02:32 PM

SilentStrider: A few of you get the reference.

For those that don't.


Wow, haven't heard Anthrax since the 80's.  Cool.

You'll probably hate me for this, but when he started singing I was thinking

"End of passion play
Crumbling away
Iiii'm... yoouurrr... source of self de-struc-tion..."

/master
//master
 
2013-02-11 10:05:49 PM
I am disappointed.  I was looking forward to finally getting a ghoulfriend.

a0.twimg.com
 
2013-02-11 10:06:20 PM

Mister Peejay: "End of passion play
Crumbling away
Iiii'm... yoouurrr... source of self de-struc-tion..."


So I' not the only one who does that?
 
2013-02-11 10:06:30 PM

fusillade762: This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.

That's JUST what they want you to think.


Real Women Drink Akvavit: I'm more concerned with Cthulhu than zombies. I have one of his plushie children I am holding hostage for bargaining purposes. I let it sleep on my bed so it will put in a good word for me with dear ol' dad.

[fc04.deviantart.net image 750x600]

/not my work or plushie, but is obviously Cthulhu Jr's twin brother of plushie-ness

I have one of those staring down at me from a shelf at this very minute.


Did yours come with free monkey breath, too? Cuz if it did, one of us needs to go back and pick up the youngest of Clan Cthulhu.

a.tgcdn.net
 
2013-02-11 10:07:16 PM

SilentStrider: Mister Peejay: "End of passion play
Crumbling away
Iiii'm... yoouurrr... source of self de-struc-tion..."

So I' not the only one who does that?


Heh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYBSOPMsTkA
 
2013-02-11 10:08:23 PM
You are sooooo screwed.
 
2013-02-11 10:13:23 PM
Telegram!
 
2013-02-11 10:14:58 PM

SilentStrider: A few of you get the reference.

For those that don't.


Holy shiat! Is that Joey Belladonna back on vocals? I haven't kept up with Anthrax since the 90s, I honestly thought they'd broken up by now.
 
2013-02-11 10:17:32 PM

proton: FTFA:

"the dead of Great Falls, Montana are still dead and plan to stay that way for some time, something I think we can all agree is good news. "

How long is "some time"?  Are they suggesting that this could really happen after "some time"?


I think a good number of Montanans anticipate the rapture.
 
2013-02-11 10:17:49 PM

Shocktopus: MontanaDave: Better headline, et cetera.

Dunno why I continue to submit links. Still wonder if a $60/year TF would help.

Say it did.  What does that get you?  You can buy a lot of beer for $60.


Either we have differing taste in beer, or differing views on the definition of "a lot of beer." $60 gets me about a case and a half of what I drink where I live. But that's beside the point.

I have a hunch that having the TF logo next to your name gets your submissions a little closer look. And I've been thinking about sending Drew some money to help cover his bar tab for a while now.
 
2013-02-11 10:19:34 PM
FB says that this has happened in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, too.
 
2013-02-11 10:22:56 PM

buster_v: FB says that this has happened in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, too.


Saw the same. Marquette's local stations were all hacked.
 
2013-02-11 10:24:42 PM

Madman drummers bummers: 1. Hack the station's server. (Don't get caught.)
2. Offer your skills to the station as a "security consultant."
3. Job security - PROFIT!


See, the fun part about what the FCC wants TV stations to do is participate in the new Enhanced EAS that talks to a central server and can include additional information such as images, or sound and video clips, to enhance the capabilities of the EAS. For things like child abductions, weather events, evacuations, etc that standard EAS just gives generic codes for.

One of the things we've always worried about is how *secure* these servers are, especially for EAS systems that are designed to be fired off *without operator intervention*. The idea is, it gets on the air faster and more reliably if master control operators don't have to punch the buttons, or decide if the info is legitimate (nuclear attack?) but that a local or regional Emergency Management authority can just drop this info onto the air to local stations *immediately*.

Works out real well if you hack their stuff, wouldn't it?

\probably done by a station employee
\\but could have been done otherwise, if we all Join with the Emergency Management Collective
 
2013-02-11 10:36:03 PM

rickycal78: Holy shiat! Is that Joey Belladonna back on vocals? I haven't kept up with Anthrax since the 90s, I honestly thought they'd broken up by now.


yeah that's Joey, he rejoined back in... not sure the exact year.
They released We've Come For You All in 2003 with John Bush, toured with that, did a reunion tour with the Among the Living lineup in '05, then John decided to leave the band. They brought in a new guy, recorded some stuff, but then he abruptly quit the band/was fired, so Joey came back.
 
2013-02-11 10:40:49 PM

TsuZi: buster_v: FB says that this has happened in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, too.

Saw the same. Marquette's local stations were all hacked.


When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the streets of Escanaba.
 
2013-02-11 10:46:20 PM

SilentStrider: rickycal78: Holy shiat! Is that Joey Belladonna back on vocals? I haven't kept up with Anthrax since the 90s, I honestly thought they'd broken up by now.

yeah that's Joey, he rejoined back in... not sure the exact year.
They released We've Come For You All in 2003 with John Bush, toured with that, did a reunion tour with the Among the Living lineup in '05, then John decided to leave the band. They brought in a new guy, recorded some stuff, but then he abruptly quit the band/was fired, so Joey came back.


Sweet, decided to look some stuff up since you posted that video. Apparently Joey came back in 2010 for the album that had the song you linked. Been listening to tracks from that album, and it's looking like I'll have to pick up a few tracks. Thanks for the link!
 
2013-02-11 10:50:18 PM

BronyMedic: Metaluna Mutant: Message reads:  Send...more... paramedics

[img.photobucket.com image 850x636]

Do no harm, but do know harm.


Just curious, do you know what nation those soldiers / medics are from?  I see the AK-variant rifles, and the small flag on the right shoulder of a couple of those troops looks to be white and red... Poland?

/random things grab my attention
 
Slu
2013-02-11 10:56:43 PM

MBooda: Damn, that shoots my plan to become a dental floss tycoon.

/had the pygmy pony and everything


Do you also have zircon encrusted tweezers?

And I agree with others. Enough with the god damn zombies. It is not funny anymore. If it ever was.
 
2013-02-11 10:57:28 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i48.tinypic.com/j76ra0.jpg" ALT="pumpkin">
 
2013-02-11 11:00:11 PM

Kentucky Fried Children: BronyMedic: Metaluna Mutant: Message reads:  Send...more... paramedics

[img.photobucket.com image 850x636]

Do no harm, but do know harm.

Just curious, do you know what nation those soldiers / medics are from?  I see the AK-variant rifles, and the small flag on the right shoulder of a couple of those troops looks to be white and red... Poland?

/random things grab my attention


Polish from the looks of it. Thought their flag patch looked familiar. Got to participate in an exchange program thing they were doing when I went to PLDC while I was in and we had a squad of Polish soldiers in our class. Pretty tough bastards from what I remember.
 
2013-02-11 11:01:06 PM

rickycal78: Sweet, decided to look some stuff up since you posted that video. Apparently Joey came back in 2010 for the album that had the song you linked. Been listening to tracks from that album, and it's looking like I'll have to pick up a few tracks. Thanks for the link!


Its a good album, although I preferred WCFYA, personally.
The two guest appearances from Dime (RIP) on that album help.
 
2013-02-11 11:12:37 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

AWESOME. I even read it in the voice on the album.

Every semester I play this once in every large class when I can't get the kids to shut up for lecture. fakring works like a dream. And this an awesome album.
 
2013-02-11 11:19:44 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-11 11:23:20 PM

proton: FTFA:

"the dead of Great Falls, Montana are still dead and plan to stay that way for some time, something I think we can all agree is good news. "

How long is "some time"?  Are they suggesting that this could really happen after "some time"?


If it's a Necromorph attack, it won't be for very long.
 
2013-02-11 11:34:04 PM

Gyrfalcon: proton: FTFA:

"the dead of Great Falls, Montana are still dead and plan to stay that way for some time, something I think we can all agree is good news. "

How long is "some time"?  Are they suggesting that this could really happen after "some time"?

If it's a Necromorph attack, it won't be for very long.


No problem, just remember to aim for the limbs. Headshots don't do jack.
 
2013-02-11 11:35:30 PM

CheapEngineer: Madman drummers bummers: 1. Hack the station's server. (Don't get caught.)
2. Offer your skills to the station as a "security consultant."
3. Job security - PROFIT!

See, the fun part about what the FCC wants TV stations to do is participate in the new Enhanced EAS that talks to a central server and can include additional information such as images, or sound and video clips, to enhance the capabilities of the EAS. For things like child abductions, weather events, evacuations, etc that standard EAS just gives generic codes for.

One of the things we've always worried about is how *secure* these servers are, especially for EAS systems that are designed to be fired off *without operator intervention*. The idea is, it gets on the air faster and more reliably if master control operators don't have to punch the buttons, or decide if the info is legitimate (nuclear attack?) but that a local or regional Emergency Management authority can just drop this info onto the air to local stations *immediately*.

Works out real well if you hack their stuff, wouldn't it?

\probably done by a station employee
\\but could have been done otherwise, if we all Join with the Emergency Management Collective


This is only TV right?  As far as I can tell the fancy new blue Sage ENDEC at work isn't all that differeent from the old one, its just on a network so we can stop buying those little rolls of thermal paper for printing out the EAS.
 
2013-02-12 12:02:38 AM

Somacandra: AWESOME. I even read it in the voice on the album.


If I'm not mistaken, if you watch the video in the link, it IS the voice from the album.
I think
 
2013-02-12 12:51:11 AM
lawl
 
2013-02-12 02:17:35 AM
Zombie PSAs and crap are kind of boring now.

Let me know when someone hacks in to the roadside signs or EAS with "Put the glasses on."
 
2013-02-12 07:02:13 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: TsuZi: buster_v: FB says that this has happened in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, too.

Saw the same. Marquette's local stations were all hacked.

When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the streets of Escanaba.


That would be an excellent opening line to Zombies of da North Country.
 
2013-02-12 10:08:24 AM
I live near a cemetery, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2013-02-12 12:28:55 PM
Wrong show, should have timed it for The Walking Dead season premiere.
 
2013-02-12 12:31:07 PM

ModernLuddite: There are people in Montana?


Yes and all 3 of them were TERRIFIED!
 
2013-02-12 04:26:32 PM
don't worry, real resurrection events will be preceded with Jesus- and Tatsuma- related occurrences, will take awhile to go green.
 
2013-02-12 06:21:55 PM
Is it just me, or are a lot of Gawker commenters just a bunch of whiny twunts?
 
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