I would say Yes... Mold grows in moisture... If the lens allowed moisture in once, it most certainly would allow it a second, third etc time... Think of mold as a living thing... once the seed has "propagated" as it were, all it needs is moisture to continue... Depending on value, a lens can be opened by a technician skilled in the matter and the lens cleaned...Thanks for the info, I guess I was wondering if this will be a progressive issue.
That's if you have no success in returning same.Without opening the lens you can't clean it. However some people say they have had success in stopping fungus grow further by removing the front cap, leave the rear one on and place it on a windowsill that gets direct sunlight for a few weeks. However it's not certain to work but if you got it cheaply and are not too concerned about the future value of the lens, you might get some decent use out of it.