Tuesday, January 24, 2006

GPZ Raided or Hacked?

UPDATE: GPZ Responds!

Popular online medical supply company, getpinz.com, appears to have either been raided or hacked. People who have purchased from them in the past have gotten emails claiming to be from the FDA or DEA notifying them that they are in trouble for making purchases. Syringe laws very state by state and you can find your state laws here.

The samples of the emails look very unprofessional so it is extremely doubtful that GPZ has truly been raided. For example, there is mention of dea.com, which is not the DEA's website - it is dea.gov. The acronym SRT. is also listed, which I assume should have been SGT for Sergeant.

"Drugdealer@dea.com

The Fda has logged all use of this site (getpinz.com) Your ip address and all personal information is now on file with the fda and dea. Do not visit this site again for illegal purchases or you will be investigated. Jail time and or fine may be imposed."

"The Fda has logged all use of this site (getpinz.com) Your ip address and all personal information is now on file with the fda and dea. Do not visit this site again for illegal purchases or you will be investigated. Jail time and or fine may be imposed. SRT. [sic] Ricky Gonalez."
However, the fact that their database seems to have been compromised should be a privacy concern for most. If email addresses were accessible, it is possible that other information could be accessible, including credit card information and other information that could be used by identity thieves. I attempted to search for an email address or phone number to confirm or deny the allegations, but their domain is registered using proxy registration to hide their personal info. I couldn't find an email or phone number listed anywhere else I searched.

GPZ's website now shows to be offline and the page on their store says they are closed for business. In the meantime, you can order from gearboxinc.com which I highly recommend.

Bodybuilding.com Discussion Thread on GPZ

Anabolicminds.com Discussion Thread on GPZ
Anabolex.com Discussion Thread on GPZ

UPDATE: There have been some unconfirmed rumors that the owner of Gearbox was the person responsible for the hacking of GPZ. He has responded to these slanderous comments on the bodybuilding.com forums.

This post is to clear up any confusion that people may
have due to rumors that gearboxinc has anything to do
with getpinz problems.

For over 4 years we have provided this community with
nothing but upstanding service. Its a shame that when
another competitor has issues certain people jump on
the next biggest competitor. Drama gotta love it.

Gearboxinc has never once comprimised the security of
any clients. It will never happen. I cannot help if other companies
do not have safe guards in place to protect thier clients information.

All I can say is intead of bashing everybody help out getpinz. I mean
if I were in that situation Id be stressed out to the max. I would want the
community that I HELPED out in a big way to be helping me out.

Mods jobs are to provide members with CREDIBLE information so they
can make the best decisions to protect themselves.

Most boards will take this post down, the credible ones will leave it up. Any boards that let their mods post lies and mis inform their members should not be around or supported. I mean its your whole life being put on the line if misinformation lands you in the slammer.

I urge everyone to read "Legal Muscle" I dont get any compensation for reccomending that. You just need to have all the information possible. The best written manual Ive read.

Everyone give GETPINZ some time. They need your support just like they have given to you.

tsingtao
gearboxinc
Some customers of GPZ have claimed to have received emails from GBI right after GPZ was hacked. I will look over these emails soon and determine where they were legitimately sent from. Stay tuned...

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