IT-Tycoon's Son Kidnapped. He Gave His Address to Interner Users
Ivan Kaspersky (20), the son of Yevgeny (Eugene) Kaspersky, CEO of Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs, one of the world's largest software security firms, has been kidnapped in the Russian capital city of Moscow.
According to Russian media, Ivan Kaspersky was seized by unknown abductors in the morning of April 19, near the office of his mother, Natalya Kasperskaya, the co-founder of Kaspersky Labs. She is also the head of InfoWatch company, where Ivan was working. He was also studying at Moscow State University faculty of computing mathematics and cybernetics. Online paper LifeNews expanded that the criminals had called Yevgeny Kaspersky and demanded ransom of 3 million euro ($4.09 million). The chief of the Kaspersky Labs immediately left London for Moscow, LifeNews adds.
One can only wonder how inconsiderate the son of the Russian software tycoon had been, as he mentioned his home address and detailed address of his work on the VKontakte online social network. It is likely that the kidnappers easily gathered information about the offspring of the wealthy computer genius, using open sources and online directness of their victim.
Kaspersky’s son had been the subject of search by the Russian Federal Security Service, Criminal Police and other law enforcement bodies since Tuesday. On Sunday, April 24, the head of PR division of Moscow Police Department, Viktor Biryukov, announced that the kidnapped Ivan Kaspersky had been set free by joint efforts of Moscow Criminal Police, the FSB, and the special task police unit in one of Moscow suburban areas.
Kaspersky's son has had luck, in contradistinction to Victoria Teslyuk, a daughter of top manager of Russia's largest oil company Lukoil, who was kidnapped in late March.