samsung Samsung Singapore issued statement on affected microSD cards bundled with Samsung i780

Samsung Singapore has just issued a statement involving an isolated batch of microSD cards bundled with the Samsung i780 mobile phone which are being affected by a low-threat Trojan virus. Consumers who have purchased their i780 mobile phones sold from January 2009 to March 2009 can have a one-for-one replacement of their microSD cards at authorized Samsung service centres.

Here is the official statement from Samsung Singapore:-

Samsung became aware of a few customer incidents involving microSD cards bundled with the Samsung i780 mobile phone on Friday, 13 February 2009.

Immediate investigations showed that an isolated batch of microSD cards that were packaged with Samsung i780s sold from end-January this year was affected by a low-threat Trojan virus.

The virus was inadvertently introduced into the microSD cards by our third party vendor while uploading the navigation software. This virus, which affects Windows-based computers but not Windows Mobile devices like the i780, can be eradicated with anti-virus software.

While the virus is understood to be low-threat, Samsung views this issue seriously and will offer customers who have purchased i780 mobile phones sold from January 2009 to March 2009 a one-for-one replacement of their microSD cards at authorized Samsung service centres. Advice will also be provided to customers on how to detect, and eradicate, the virus in their computer systems.

If you believe you may have been affected, please call the Samsung hotline at 1800-SAMSUNG for further details and to arrange for the replacement.