Son of Kaspersky Lab’s Chief Executive Rescued After Kidnapping

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Ivan Kaspersky, the son of the Kaspersky Lab founder, was reported kidnapped on April 21, as he walked to work in Moscow, Russia. Security forces were able to free him without paying the ransom demanded by the kidnappers, and nobody was reported injured during the operation. Of course, Eugene Kaspersky is Ivan’s father, and the creator of the popular antivirus software under the family’s name.

Apparently, six people have been arrested in connection to the abduction, including five kidnappers and the mastermind behind the plot. The group was demanding $4.3 million as a ransom for the younger Kaspersky. However, Kaspersky was rescued without any major incident by a mix of security forces and local police.

In the United States, Kaspersky Lab is well-known for its Kaspersky Antivirus software, which works quickly to detect malware and other computer spyware. The software has won numerous awards in recent years for its program, but the company does create other security suites and programs.

According to various reports, Ivan was freed without any real problems. No ransom money was paid to the alleged kidnappers, and he wasn’t in poor condition when rescued. He is a student at Moscow State University in his fourth-year, so Ivan Kaspersky is no joke in comparison to his father.

Kaspersky Lab is one of the biggest companies in the world when it comes to Internet and computer safety. Eugene Kaspersky founded the company in 1997, and it has grown to be a gigantic company with multiple offerings. More than likely, it is the biggest antivirus vendor from Russia.

Specific details on what happened during the rescue operation are sparse. Still, it has been stated numerous times that no money was handed over, no bullets were fired, and no injuries were sustained. The important fact is that Ivan Kaspersky is safe and sound with his family.

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