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Report: Memory card exposed 3,000 phones to virus

Vodafone has discovered that malware found on several HTC Magic phones it distributed came from the memory cards.

Vodafone has discovered that malware found on several HTC Magic phones it distributed came from the memory cards, which were shipped in about 3,000 HTC and other phones, according to a published report.

Spanish language blog Movil Zona reported that Vodafone said it was immediately sending new memory cards to people who bought phones using those cards.

After malware related to the Mariposa botnet was discovered on a second HTC Magic phone from Vodafone this week, a Vodafone spokesperson issued a statement to CNET on Thursday saying it was a "local incident in Spain."

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