Indiana station: Run for your lives, it’s a zombie attack!
March 3, 2017
The news came Wednesday around noon.
The country had been hit by a zombie attack. A flesh-eating virus was ripping through the country, and zombies were already wandering the countryside.
Sound suspicious? Yes, that’s what a lot of people thought when they tuned in to WZZY 98.3, an adult contemporary station in Winchester. Nonetheless, they were a little freaked out because, well, it’s not every day you turn on the radio and hear that the zombies are coming.
Soon the local sheriff’s department stepped in, issuing a statement saying that there had been no zombie attack. It had even checked in with the Department of Homeland Security, which confirmed that there were no zombies wandering the area.
Hackers having fun
It appears the announcement of the zombie attack, which replayed a number of times on the station, was the result of hackers sneaking into the system.
WZZY was taken off the air until management could regain control, as were sister stations affected by the hack.
The sheriff’s department put its statement on Facebook, where many people seemed a little disappointed the news wasn’t true.
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