Zombie Hack Attack Reveals TV Station Security Flaws

Someone hacked the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at several small market TV stations on Monday, warning viewers that zombies were on the attack. An EAS manufacturer tells B&C that other stations risk similar hacks by not changing the default passwords on their devices.  Stations affected included KRTV in Great Falls, Mont., and the WBUP/WBKP duopoly in Marquette, Mich.  Entities concerned or investigating the hacks include FEMA, the FBI, the FCC, and state and local police.

 

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