Congratulations to the BBC
for not knowing the difference between a smartphone and an iPhone
BBC News - Smartphone scams: Owners warned over malware apps
Do some research and find that at least with Android (cant speak for WinMo or BB) there is no "jailbreaking" and you have the option to turn on/off installing apps other than from the market. I'm assuming "jailbreaking" and "non-official apps" are iOS specific terms?
Smartphones are especially tempting because they run apps.
What makes matters worse is that many people unlock or jailbreak their handsets to get at non-official apps. Many of these are booby-trapped versions of programs that would cost money on the legitimate marketplace.
Jailbreaking a phone also leaves it open to infection if you browse the wrong website.
So why bother with investigative journalism, let us just assume that world+dog=iPhone owner and appeal to the masses.