Zombie Hack Attack Reveals TV Station Security Flaws

Broadcasting & Cable, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:49 PM
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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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