Eugene Kasperskys son has been kidnapped

first_imgIf you don’t know who Eugene Kaspersky is, you will almost certainly recognize his last name. Eugene is the co-founder of the very successful and highly regarded Russian security company Kaspersky Lab, whose security suite protects millions of PCs around the world from hackers.But today Eugene’s mind will not be on software security, instead the safety of his son will be top priority. News is coming out of Moscow that his 20-year-old son Ivan Kaspersky has been kidnapped and a ransom of $4.3 million issued for his release.AdChoices广告Eugene was in London when he heard the news, but has understandably since flown back to Moscow. Ivan is Eugene’s youngest son and is currently studying his fourth year of a Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics degree. Apprently he has been missing for two days when he was taken while travelling to work.For the moment Kaspersky Lab is not confirming or denying the news, and there are no further details as to how the local police are handling the kidnapping. We hope they have some good leads and manage to return Ivan to his father safely.Outside of energy companies, Kaspersky Lab is seen as one of the few Russian businesses that has managed to succeed internationally. With that being the case, whoever kidnapped Ivan likely knew how successful his father has been and decided to attempt to extort millions of dollars from him.Read more at (translated) and BBC News, via Herald Sunlast_img read more