Fortinet has found that an alarming 5% of MMS messages passing through a large mobile service provider in Germany were infected with a virus, Commwarrior.A in a third of cases. Commwarrior.A has been reported in at least 15 countries.
Clearly, mobile viruses are no longer just a theoretical possibility, or a rare nuisance; they are a growing threat. This should be no surprise to readers of this newsletter; our August 2005 issue warned that capable mobile devices were becoming common enough for epidemics to occur. Organisations that rely on mobile communications and service providers should implement protection strategies.