Vodafone Spain Admits That 3000 Smartphones Were Shipped With Virus

Looks like the recent issue of Vodafone’s HTC Magic shipping with the Conficker and Mariposa viruses might be more widespread than initially reported. Apparently Vodafone Spain has confirmed that some 3,000 users may have been exposed to the Mariposa malware, which made its way into users’ computers via the cell phone’s storage. Now the carrier is offering to replace the microSD cards for infected phones, while stressing that the incident is isolated and local. Getting a brand new phone shipped to you with a virus certainly isn’t pleasant, but if your computer was infected by the virus, chances are that just getting a new memory card isn’t going to solve the issue, is it?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android, HTC, Htc Magic, Memory Card, Virus and Vodafone.

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