Residents in Lake Worth, Florida, received an unusual social media alert on Sunday following a brief power outage for a” zombie alert.”
Officials are still trying to pinpoint who sent it, Florida’s News Channel 8 reported.
The alert even made reference to Terminus, a fictional town from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV show.
The message read:
“Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus. There are now far less than seven thousand three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity. Restoration time uncertain.”
About 7,880 resdients received the message following the 27-minute power outage.
A power outage in Lake Worth over the weekend triggered a social media zombies alert. https://t.co/wJqJnmOQ1Z
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 22, 2018
Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr said an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message.
The city’s private investigation revealed that no current or former employees were involved in sending the pre-prepared message, and no one was terminated.
Officials believe that the cause stems from a hacking concern that evolved last September during Hurricane Irma.
The issue was dealt with quickly and officials deciphered through all the hacked messages, believing to have gotten to them all.
“It turns out there was one hiding in the system,” Kerr said.