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Senator Coburn zombies (again)

February 7, 2014

hsgac.senate.gov: “Dr. Coburn Releases New Report on Cybersecurity“:

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today released a new report: “The Federal Government’s Track Record on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure.” The report details serious vulnerabilities in the government’s efforts to protect its own civilian computers and networks, and the critical, sensitive information they contain.

In the report:

Last February, hackers reportedly broke into the national Emergency Broadcast System, implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the federal government’s tool to address Americans in case of a national emergency. The hackers caused television stations in Michigan, Montana and North Dakota to broadcast zombie attack warnings. “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living,” an authoritative voice stated in the hacked broadcast message, while the familiar warning beep sounded. “Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.”[2]

[FN2] – “Local Station Breaks Into Programming With Emergency Zombie Apocalypse Alert,” Mediaite.com, February 11, 2013, http://www.mediaite.com/tv/local-montana-station-breaks-into-programming-with-emergency-zombie-apocalypse-alert/, accessed January 13, 2014; “Emergency Alert System (EAS)”, FCC.gov, http://www.fcc.gov/guides/emergency-alert-system-eas.

Recall in December 2012, Senator Coburn released: “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impacts of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities” which also used the word “zombie”.

senator coburn zombie

Yay. Senate Zombies are my favorite. Shoutout to CSPAN2!

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