Officials with KRQE in Albuquerque and KENW in Portales say their stations were among several around the country whose emergency alert systems were hacked.
As a result, they put out alerts on Monday saying, "Local authorities in your area have reported the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous."
KRQE says it appears the stations had not updated the passwords on their EAS systems, making them easy targets.
The station also reminds viewers that while the alert was fake, if there is a real zombie attack, the only way to kill a zombie is to sever its head