Zombies Are Everywhere!
So there you are, relaxing in front of the television when that familiar Emergency Alert System sound starts blaring over the show you are watching. You think maybe it’s a regular system test or perhaps a severe weather warning, but no… it’s a Zombie Attack Alert!
Unfortunately this is a true story. A zombie attack alert was issued on a handful of U.S. TV stations last month when hackers gained access to the EAS equipment. The most shocking part of this story is not the concerned calls from citizens who wanted to know if the zombie attack was real, it is the fact that the T.V. stations never changed the default password for their EAS equipment.
Thankfully as a result of this incident, Broadcasters have received valuable security education and EAS equipment makers are looking for methods beyond password protection to ensure that this does not happen again.
You can view footage of the zombie alert here:
Read the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/14/net-us-usa-zombie-hacking-idUSBRE91D07Z20130214
Meanwhile in Canada…
The House of Commons praised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on their proactive approach to zombie apocalypse protection. Winnipeg Member of Parliament Pat Martin introduced the issue, probing Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird about the ongoing preparations, reminding him that “zombies don’t recognize borders” and an invasion in the U.S. could lead to a “continent-wide pandemic.”