By Tim Quax on 07 june 2010
Hackers download WM games from WM game portals, only to upload them yet again to other websites with a special flavor to it. At least the hackers have a sense of humor; the addition to the original game randomly calls expensive numbers.
Since the games are being re-uploaded them to other Windows Mobile app sites, the spreading of the malware goes quite fast. Although Microsoft does have a Marketplace for WM apps, a lot of the apps are still being spread by forums and regular websites. Speaking of Microsoft, they're doing jack about the problem; the merging of malware with WM games is not a security vulnerability, after all.
The investigation of a security company by the name of LookOut has indicated that 9 out of 100 Windows Mobile phones they checked are infected by malware. Though several companies have issues security packs for several platforms on smart phones, it never really became popular.