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Criminals have developed a scam application that poses as a way to send MMS messages to loved ones and targets Russian mobile users.

In reality the supposed MMS application sends SMS messages to premium rate text messaging services in Russia. The malware comes in a downloadable file called "love_mms.rar" that includes a Java archive called "jimm2010.jar" and several Valentine’s Day themed pictures with Russian file names.

While users are trying to send their partners pictures of a teddy bear that says "I miss you" or a hedgehog that says "My heart is yours" the application is sneakily sending SMS messages to a Russian premium SMS short code number. Users would be left unaware that anything was amiss until they received a whopping bill.

The Java installer runs on any mobile platform that supports Java, such as Symbian and Windows CE operating systems.

A write-up of the scam by Microsoft's Malware Protection Centre can be found here. ®

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