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Gas prices lead to Internet spam, expert says

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“The high gasoline prices are luring even the most savvy Internet users to click on spam,” a publicist in the computer security field writes. “With the Memorial Day weekend ahead… and gas prices at an all-time high, spammers have found yet another way to target unknowing victims for identity theft. MX Logic, an email security software company, has recorded an increase of fake email campaigns that promise discounted or free gasoline. Sam Masiello, director of threat management at MX Logic, said, ‘These emails are phishing attacks and they should not be clicked on or opened. This is yet another way spammers are taking advantage of the economy.’”— Mark Kellner, The Washington Times

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M. Kellner

Mark A. Kellner is a religion columnist.

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