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3000 virus-infected MicroSD cards to be replaced by Vodafone Spain

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Mar 2010 22:42 User comments (4)

3000 virus-infected MicroSD cards to be replaced by Vodafone Spain Vodafone Spain has confirmed today that they accidently shipped 3000 smartphone handsets with MicroSD cards that were infected by the "Mariposa" malware.
Those affected are users who were shipped HTC Magic phones.

The carrier came clean after a meeting with Panda Security. The story of the infected memory cards began when a Panda technician was shipped an HTC Magic phone. He immediately recognized the malware, which is used to steal information.

Vodafone says the infection is "isolated and local," and that users in other parts of the EU should not be worried.

For those that read Spanish, the original posting is here: Movilzone.es

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4 user comments

121.3.2010 2:51

An article at ZDNet claims that the infected SD Cards also were carrying around Conficker and Linage, which is a password stealing malware.

221.3.2010 12:07

they have finally owned up to it then, has been known about for a while and it wasn't just limited to spain.

321.3.2010 22:18

how did it get on there?

425.3.2010 23:38

Fail!

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