Users untouched by mobile viruses despite hype

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 5:19 PM EST

The mobile phone virus threat is been wildly over-hyped, according to a support firm which says calls about infections by mobile malware are almost unknown.

WDSGlobal handles around 100,000 specialist data support calls every month on behalf of Nokia, T-Mobile, Orange, Sony-Ericsson, HP and other operators and manufacturers. Less than 10 of 275,000 support calls fielded by the firm in the first three months of this year were related to a mobile viruses.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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