Threat Management, Vulnerability Management

Zombies attack Indiana! Just kidding…

Winchester, Ind.-based radio station WZZY-FM fell victim to a ghoulish prank when hackers accessed its computer systems and began broadcasting fake news alerts of a zombie attack, along with a disease outbreak caused by the resulting carnage.

Fortunately, before listeners could flee in abject terror, form their own lawless societies or pledge their allegiance to Negan, the Randolph County Sheriff's Department stepped in to assure folks that there was no danger, according to various local affiliate reports.

“There is no local emergency,” the department wrote on their Facebook page on Wednesday. “We have contacted the radio station and notified the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Again, there is no emergency or disease outbreak in Randolph County.”

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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