Vodafone Spain admits 3,000 smartphones shipped with Mariposa

John Leyden reports:

Vodafone Spain has accepted that 3,000 customers were potentially exposed to malware after Mariposa botnet agents strayed onto the HTC Magic smartphone.

The admission to Spanish media on Thursday follows a meeting between the mobile phone giant’s Iberian arm and representatives from Panda Security.

The infection of microSD cards for the HTC Magic with the Mariposa information-stealing client and other strains of malware was first reported after Vodafone Spain supplied a malware-infected Android phone to a Panda worker earlier this month. Earlier this week a second infection was reported, involving a HTC Magic phone supplied by Vodafone to a security consultant at S21Sec.

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