Apple sued over iPad and iPhone app 'data leaks'
The BBC article doesn't mention it, but it would be helpful to know what personal data is being captured by web-based companies etc. In the wrong hands captured personal data for MSISDN could be used, by pinging from the internet, to cache polled MSISDNs for their IMSIs etc. The equipment is out there to do it and has been for many years.
With credit card details being included within suggested secure apps for UICC cards, it is not difficult to imagine a rogue poll and de-tanking event occuring that goes unnoticed because it appears like the modern unobtrusive location updating procedure or another procedure and the user may only know about it after the data is missing.
Should that event happen it is what is termed as a "Mobile Cybercrime". The relevance being, making use of the singular term cybercrime as a title is highly misleading because you need a science and an operable technology in which the event needs to activate and commission. Mobile communications is a science and a technology (a damned fine science and technology they are, too).