Software giants CA have claimed that security application makers F-Secure is trying to boost the sales of its mobile security applications by over-hyping the scare of mobile malware.

This revelation came after the announcement that Finnish security vendor F-Secure would be providing mobile antivirus service to a U.K. telecommunications company.

Sam Curry, vice president of product management at CA said in a statement: “The only [mobile malware] we are seeing is proof-of-concept. There are no worms or Trojans that are a massive threat.”

F-Secure recently signed on a deal with Orange Personal Communications Services that would see them provide its F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus service to Orange UK in the third quarter.

Mikko Hypponen, manager of antivirus research at F-Secure spoke on that development: “Indeed, we’re warning about the threat of mobile malware. This risk is not invented. It’s not theoretical, nor is it hypothetical.”

He further said: “Our count of mobile malware is now over 300. F-Secure is far from being the only company warning about malware on mobile devices. Companies that are working in the field and actually shipping products to protect users include global players like McAfee, Trend Micro and Symantec.”