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originally posted by: carewemust
isn't that part of New Jersey also where the government alert radio station was hacked and broadcast warnings to Donald Trump on the 26th of September?
FEMA replied that they did not send this out. They will launch a full investigation into how their codes were hacked. WKTV seems to be the only target of this hack. For now, we have disabled the codes in our decoder that trigger this alert. If there is a real National Alert, we will still receive it from the local radio stations we are assigned to monitor. WKTV will cooperate fully with FEMA, providing information about our hardware, software and internet access, and will provide log files from our devices. This information will be helpful to FEMA to track down the source of this hack.
ationsKRTV in Great Falls, WBUP and WNMU-TV in Marquette broke into programming to broadcast the false alerts. Details on the hacking incident remain unknown at present, though a representative for Monroe Electronics, a maker and distributor of EAS equipment, mentioned that some stations do not change their logins or passwords, opting to use factory presets instead.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I still wounder why they isolated their statement to that one station, maybe it was easier?
What I was trying to find was any news source commenting on the actual message about trains, rather than just the fact that the EAS was hacked...
“A bipartisan bill introduced Thursday by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) would require the TSA to use a risk-based security model for these transport modes and to budget money based on those risks. It would require a wider use of the agency’s terrorist watch list by train operators and more detailed passenger manifests along with tighter screening of marine employees. The legislation would also increase the TSA’s canine use by as many as 70 dog-handler teams for surface transportation.”