EQUIFAX Has your email, password, or SSN #security been breached? Fire John Ford Chief Privacy Officer #FAIL

#FIX

Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/
type in the email address and if your found it listed as breached go change it.

#FAIL

Richard F. Smith

EQUIFAX CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rick Smith has been chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc. since 2005. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax is a $3.14 billion global company (NYSE: EFX)

Email Breach
CHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER JOHN FORD
http://www.zoominfo.com/p/John-Ford/7063545
HQ Phone:  (404) 885-8000
LYING ABOUT HOW THEIR #1 FOCUS IS PROTECTION OR YOUR DATA  https://financialservices.house.gov/media/pdf/060403jf.pdf
USELESS CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
http://www.equifax.com/about-equifax/corporate-leadership
Technology Committee ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL!!
John A. McKinley, Chair Mark L. Feidler G. Thomas Hough Elane B. Stock Mark B. Templeton
EQUIFAX INC.
CIK Number: 0000033185
IRS Number: 580401110
Industry: SERVICES-CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING, COLLECTION AGENCIES [7320]
Company address: 1550 PEACHTREE ST NW ATLANTA 30302
Former name: RETAIL CREDIT CO, date of change: 1976-02-22 People related to EQUIFAX INC
SECURITY ALERTS ARE A JOKE
http://www.equifax.com/security/
Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever Consumers’ most sensitive data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come

SSN Equifax Breach

Equifax is one of the three major American firms that offers credit monitoring services, along with TransUnion and Experian, which also lost 15 million Social Security Numbers of T-Mobile customers in the fall of 2015.
2017 143 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen
Hackers have stolen the personal details of 143 million people, including their names, social security numbers, birth dates, and home addresses, according to credit monitoring firm Equifax, which disclosed the breach on Thursday.

For perspective, that’s nearly half of all Americans.

The First Problem is Equifax said there was  No Evidence of Unauthorized Access to Core Consumer or Commercial Credit Reporting Databases – OMG

so . . . if the 143 million people’s data wasn’t protected in their CORE DATABASE where the hell was that info stored??? on Pluto?
if YOUR INFORMATION WASN’T IN THEIR CORE  then the magnitude of their incompetence demands a class action suit.

But Equifax will offer Free Identity Theft Protection and Credit File Monitoring to All U.S. Consumers
Want to Know If Your SSN Was Included in the Equifax Breach? Good Luck!
They give this address to https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ 
Second Problem
https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
REDIRECTS TO
Equifax-Hacked
Ines Gutzmer
Corporate Communications
mediainquiries@equifax.com
404-885-8555

TOTAL FAIL

That site isn’t showing the correct cert so the  chrome browser says it is an  insecure phishing site so no one should be using it!!!!
Equifax-Hacked2
 

What kind of total incompetence is this? 

TrustedID Premier Terms of Use

https://trustedidpremier.com/static/terms
Effective Date: September 6, 2017
TrustedID, Inc. (“TrustedID,” “we,” “us,” “our”), an Equifax company, provides its products to you (“You,” “Your”) through various websites (including www.TrustedID.com) and its related applications and products (collectively, the “Product(s)” which term includes any new features, products and applications offered by us from time to time), subject to the following Terms of Use (as amended from time to time, the “Agreement”).
TrustedID is not a credit repair organization, or similarly regulated organization under other applicable law and does not provide any form of credit repair advice or counseling.
If you have any questions about your product or need more information, please contact one of our customer care representatives at:
E-mail: customer.care@equifax.com
Toll-Free Phone Number: 1.888.548.7878
Hours of Operation: 7 am – 8 pm, CST, 7 days a week
 
PRIVACY POLICY
https://trustedidpremier.com/static/privacy-policy
You may request deletion of your TrustedID account by contacting us directly as set forth below or, if you are a TrustedID customer, by calling our customer service number. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
How to Contact Us
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at privacy@Equifax.com or write to
Chief Privacy Officer,
Equifax Inc.,
1550 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Please reference “Privacy Notice – TrustedID,” when contacting us about this policy.
 
The Equifax Online Behavioral Advertising Notice also provides information about how you may opt out from receiving ads based on your online behavior. Please visit the websites operated by the following organizations to learn more, including to learn about choices to opt out of targeted advertising.
REPORT A COMPLAINT http://www.aboutads.info/enforcement
Consumer Complaint Resolution
If you believe that you have witnessed a practice or ad that may violate the Principles, you can report the incident to either the CBBB or the DMA.  Complaints may be filed by either consumers, business entities, or other stakeholders.

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AAAAAAH  . . . FINALLY

The Monopoly guy has gone to Washington. A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white mustache, occasionally putting on a monocle or dabbing forehead sweat with giant paper money, sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach on Wednesday. Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith didn’t seem to notice. The person was dressed to resemble the character Rich Uncle Pennybags from the classic board game.

@Public_Citizen sent the Monopoly man to the #Equifax hearing to send a message: FORCED ARBITRATION GIVES @EQUIFAX A MONOPOLY OVER OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM
Equifax ran code for *years* that executed s/w from abandoned domains, including a malware server since last Fall.
On Thursday, security researchers at security vendor Malwarebytes Corp. identified a small piece of code on Equifax’s website that connected users to the Netflame.cc internet domain, which was the source of the malicious software. That domain once was used by Digital River Inc., an e-commerce and digital-marketing vendor, for a now-defunct web-analytics product called Fireclick, Digital River said. But the domain’s registration was released in October 2016, three months after Digital River ended support for Fireclick as part of an “ongoing domain cleanup,” said Christopher Rence, the company’s chief information and risk officer. That domain was registered Nov. 15 to an individual with an address listed southeast of Bangkok, according to internet records. On Thursday, the Netflame.cc domain was serving up a variety of malicious software, including fraudulent online surveys, adware and software designed to steal online-banking credentials, said Jerome Segura, an analyst with Malwarebytes. It is common for scammers to be on the lookout for soon-to-expire web domains so they can snatch them up and use them to deliver malicious software, he said. Mr. Segura also discovered the Central America site of TransUnion, an Equifax competitor, connecting to the Netflame.cc domain, he said.

2017 Hurricane Irma versus 1989 Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Hugo 1989 had winds so fast they there was no machine to record the speed. they think it went way over 200 mph!! Hugo was much more devastating than Irma, if you can imagine. Some 100,000 Americans live in US Virgin Islands.
HURRICANE HUGO

Hurricane Hugo Haunts Virgin Islands By William Branigin Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, October 31, 1989; Page A1
Combined with lack of leadership from a territorial government widely denounced here as inept, the massive destruction, likened by some St. Croix residents to a nuclear holocaust, produced a sort of “day after” effect marked by a major breakdown of law and order.
Three days of near-anarchy followed Hugo’s terrible passage during the night of Sept. 17-18 and prompted President Bush to dispatch about 1,100 Army military police and 170 federal law-enforcement officers, including 75 FBI agents and a “special operations group” of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Their deployment Sept. 21 quickly quelled what the Federal Bureau of Investigation called in court documents here “pervasive looting” on St. Croix, the worst hit of the territory’s three main islands. At the Hess oil refinery, the largest in the Western hemisphere, the wind crumpled huge storage tanks like paper cups and sucked out the oil. The crude was spewed over a wide area, contaminating beaches and water supplies. Damage to the refinery is estimated at $100 million.</>

To the American Press: PR and U.S. Virgin Islands are part of the United States. Not only Florida matters.
HURRICANE IRMA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Disgusting #Facebook made $100,000.00 off of selling campaign adds to the russians that interfered with our election.

Facebook Essentially Has Been Telling Advertisers It Can Reach More People Than Actually Exist, Analyst Finds
Recently, Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser was intrigued by a trade publication study in Australia that said Facebook was claiming to reach 1.7 million more 16- to 39-year olds than actually existed in the country, according to Australian census data. In reproducing the study for the U.S., Wieser said Facebook’s Ads Manager claims it can potentially reach 41 million 18- to 24-year-olds, 60 million 25- to 34-year-olds, and 61 million 35- to 49-year-olds. The problem arises when Wieser pulls up U.S. Census data from a year ago, showing 31 million 18- to 24-year-olds, 45 million 25- to 34-year-olds, and 61 million 35- to 49-year-olds. The upshot: Where is Facebook getting the extra 25 million 18- to 34-year-olds that the U.S. census did not count? ” </>
Facebook says it sold political ads to a “shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters” during 2016 election.

Facebook traced the political ads to the Internet Research Agency, aka the troll farm based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Facebook made $100,000 on ads during 2016 election A “Russian troll farm” was behind hundreds of fake news pages.
https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/06/facebook-russian-group-spent-100-000-on-fake-news-ads/
According to the Post, Facebook has told US congressional investigators that it sold the ads to a “Russian troll farm” that has a history of “pro-Kremlin” propaganda. Specifically, a Facebook official is reported to have said that “there is evidence that some of the accounts are linked to a troll farm in St. Petersburg, referred to as the Internet Research Agency, though we have no way to independently confirm.”


THE SECRET STORY OF HOW AMERICAN MINDS WERE MANIPULATED DURING THE 2016 ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND HOW DONALD TRUMP’S BACKERS ARE MAKING MONEY OFF IT. https://archive.is/Ytpy3
Facebook helped elect Trump with stolen user data from Cambridge Analytica
AND

#Facebook Blocked an Ad for a March Against White Supremacy

Facebook made it possible for companies and campaigns to target advertisements to racists users. But when it comes to advertising an event aimed specifically at fighting racism, well, that’s a different story.

HURRICANE #Irma- TECHNOLOGY CELL PHONE FAIL use HAM RADIO!

HURRICANE – TECHNOLOGY CELL PHONE FAIL

Ham Radio technology works send this to everyone you know
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Technology/Crystal_Radio_kits_online!.html

STEM Middle School and High school projects with Technology.

#STEM #SECURITY
#edtech #edchat #edutech #edtechchat

WHEN THE NET GOES DOWN & THE CELL PHONES GO DOWN WHEN NOTHING WORKS
Why doesn’t every K12 School District K12 Middle and High School have a ham radio and operator?
HIGH SCHOOL AMATEUR RADIO VOLUNTEERS PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SUPPORT
THE GREATEST TECHNOLOGY OF ALL
HAM RADIOS STILL WORK!!!

#TOTAL FAIL Why are there billions to invest in educational technology and when all else fails the #1 thing a school district could provide is a ham radio and operator to help the citizens they serve.
The 1st line of defense is a ham radio and an operator who knows Morse code. Why isn’t that a priority for #STEM classes in High School? WHY WHY WHY!!!
> > WWW.VIHAMRADIO.ORG < <
Here is some useful information for those thinking about visiting the USVI:
REPEATER INFORMATION
St. Croix – NP2VI – 147.250 MHz (+) offset; 100 Hz tone
St. Croix – NP2VI – 147.11 MHz (+) offset; 100 Hz tone
* St. John – KP2SJ – 146.63 MHz (-) offset; 100 Hz tone
St. John – NP2OW – 146.91 MHz (-) offset; 100 Hz tone
St. Thomas – KP2O – 146.81 MHz (-) offset; 100 Hz tone – IRLP node # 8784  – Dial 929 for time and date. Dial 878, unkey and wait for “Ready” command. Talk 4 seconds & stop transmitting. Repeater will echo 4 sec recording. Great tool to see how well you’re making the machine!
St. Thomas – NP2GO / NP2GS – 146.95 MHz (-) offset; 67 Hz tone
St. Thomas – KP2T (former NP2IA)  – 146.97 MHz (-) offset
St. Thomas – NP2Q – 146.47 MHz; no offset; IRLP node #7851
St. Thomas – NP2GO – 447.45 MHz (-) offset, no tone
British Virgin Islands – VP2R – 146.73 MHz (-) offset; no tone required
Puerto Rico Listing – http://kp4boricua.org/pr/coordinaciones-de-repetidores-prvi/
Other Caribbean – http://www.friendly7188net.net/documents/repeater67.php

LOCAL CLUB MEETINGS  
St. Croix – The St. Croix Amateur Radio Club meets on the first Saturday of the month at the Deep End Bar at Tamarind Reef Hotel at Green Cay Marina. The group gathers around noon for lunch; an informal meeting begins around 12:30 pm.  Meeting dates are occasionally moved to accommodate special events and holidays. The club invites resident hams and visitors alike to join. Contact Fred Kleber, K9VV (NP2X) – k9vv@arrl.org (Annual dues are $5 per year.)
St. John – the St. John Amateur Radio Club meets at Ham (and Eggs) Breakfast — 9 am, first Sat. of each month; alternates between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay; BYOB (Buy your own breakfast). Contact Paul Jordan, NP2JF, President, St. John Amateur Radio Club, reeladventuresstjohn@yahoo.com (Annual dues are $5 per year.)
St. Thomas – The St. Thomas Club meets every Tuesday at the Hook, Line & Sinker restaurant in Frenchtown, just west of the Seaplane base and the Veterans Drive Post Office. 12 noon to 1 pm. The Club meets in the back room. (Annual dues are $10.00 per year.) The club invites resident hams and visitors to join. Think about stopping in to Hook, Line and Sinker one of these Tuesdays!
LOCAL HAM NETS
Virgin Islands Weather Net – Meets daily on the KP2SJ St. John Repeater (146.63 (-) offset, 100Hz PL); 10:40 GMT (6:40 am local) each morning; hams provide local weather conditions. Get to know your fellow hams (and know that your rig is working!) Many local boaters also congregate here.
St. Croix ARES Net – Meets weekly on the NP2VI/r St. Croix repeater.  (147.25 (+) offset, 100Hz PL); 00:00 GMT (8:00pm local) every Monday evening. The intent of the net is to ensure storm readiness and to pass information of local interest to local hams. Visitors are encouraged to join. The repeater has handheld coverage from certain points on St. Thomas & St. John.  

The Friendly Net  – Meets daily at 10:00z on 7.188 MHz.  There are three sessions:  1)  Ragchew, 2) early bird, and 3) the regular session.  The Frriendly Net has grown to become the largest 40-meter net in the Caribbean region.  Additional information available at http://www.friendly7188net.net
OPERATING SUGGESTIONS FOR VISITING HAMS  
If you are contemplating HF operation here, consider the following:   Most hotels are eager to please their guests, but before you come down and start stringing wires all over the place, make arrangements with the hotel management.  They may be able to put you in a room that is more ideally suited for your operation.  Many folks enjoy operating VHF from the cruise ships which regularly visit the islands. Our repeaters provide good coverage far from shore, especially if you’re on a high deck of the ship.  Put out a call and perhaps one of us will be listening and be happy to answer any questions you may have about the USVI.
Please don’t get discouraged if you don’t get a reply.  It’s not that we are trying to be rude, it’s just that there are not many hams here on our small islands.
For HF, one should remember that much of the islands are rock.  You might think that in this idyllic environment, surrounded with salt water, that a good ground would be easy to come by. Wrong assumption!  The new half wave verticals seem to be popular and of course nothing beats a dipole fed through a tuner’s balanced output, with ladder line.
If you hold a US amateur license, the U.S. Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States, so no reciprocal permits are necessary.  It never hurts, however, to register your gear with U.S. Customs before you leave the states.  In this way, you have proof that you brought the equipment OUT of the U.S. and eliminate any problems should a customs official question whether you bought your equipment in the states or abroad. (It’s a good idea to do that with anything like cameras, computers, etc.) Oh yes, we’re also allowed to use 7.075 – 7.100 MHz on 40m SSB.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION  
VI Section Manager
Fred Kleber, K9VV (NP2X), PO Box 24275, Christiansted, VI 00824-0275,k9vv@arrl.org
Assistant Section Manager
Malcolm M Preston, NP2L PO Box 1318, Cruz Bay, VI 00831-1318 – np2l@arrl.net
Public Information Coordinator
Wess Tester, K2AHU – k2ahu@earthlink.net

 
PUERTO RICO
Contact:Oscar Resto
Daytime Phone:787-345-6088
Email:kp4rf@arrl.org