Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 28531
  • Total Topics: 8240
  • Online Today: 940
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)












Author Topic: Ivan Kaspersky, son of Kaspersky Lab's owners, 'kidnapped' for €3m ransom  (Read 3831 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
 

The 20-year-old son of Kaspersky Lab's CEO has reportedly gone missing, with kidnappers said to be demanding €3m for his release.

According to Lifenews.ru (via Google Translate): http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Flifenews.ru%2Fnews%2F56767 , Ivan Kaspersky – the son of Eugene Kaspersky with his ex-wife Natalya Kaspersky – disappeared two days ago. Since then the police, Russian secret service and the Criminal Investigation Department have all been searching for him.

It has been reported that his father, who had been attending the InfoSec event in London, flew to Moscow where Ivan is understood to have been abducted while on his way to work.

However, Kaspersky Lab hasn't confirmed the news report, which was picked up by the BBC today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13159668

Eugene Kaspersky, who founded the anti-virus software company, is considered to be one of the wealthiest men in Russia and was recently ranked just outside the Forbes' 100 rich-list in that country.

His personal fortune is said to be around €800m. Kaspersky's ex-wife Natalya is chairwoman of the firm.

(ElReg)

Samker's Computer Forum - SCforum.info





Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Source: Bandits returned son of Kaspersky
« Reply #1 on: 22. April 2011., 13:30:58 »
Bandits returned son of Kaspersky

According to intelligence, the famous creator of the Anti paid the kidnappers a ransom and a 20-year-old Ivan returned home.

Source: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifenews.ru%2Fnews%2F56822




neerajrawat1

  • SCF VIP Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 234
  • KARMA: 36
  • Gender: Male
  • We believe in sharing is caring
    • Experts Galaxy
OMG :o my favorite security software creator`s son got kidnapped but thanks Ivan returned home sometime kidnappers dont follow what they say after taking the ransom

Fintech

  • SCF Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 329
  • KARMA: 41
  • Gender: Male
Wooah, what kind of story... ??? But I understood that in this was happy ending however... :)
800 million minus 3 million's ransom does not feel yet anywhere! 
  ;D
I'm old man but still alive as well :)

amko_sa

  • SCF VIP Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 89
  • KARMA: 15
  • Gender: Male
    • Newsapp IT support Portal
However, all ended well. I'm glad for his parents. :)

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Son of AV tycoon rescued following 'stupid' kidnapping
« Reply #5 on: 25. April 2011., 20:09:35 »

More details about this case:

Son of AV tycoon rescued following 'stupid' kidnapping

The kidnapped son of Kaspersky Lab's CEO was freed over the weekend following blunders by his captors that led to the arrest of five people accused of abducting him and charging €​3 million in ransom.

Russian authorities freed 20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky after storming the Moscow home where he was being held, The Moscow Times reported on Monday: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/5-arrested-in-kaspersky-kidnapping/435732.html
Police learned his whereabouts by tracking the signal of a cellphone that called Kaspersky Lab boss and cofounder Eugene Kaspersky to make the ransom demand.

Police lured four of the suspects from the home by asking them to collect a down payment and then stopped them on the pretext of a routine document check, the paper said. The suspects were detained at the same time the police freed the younger Kaspersky, who was being held in the home's banya – a traditional Russian bath.

“Police officers working on the case were astonished with how stupid and audacious the kidnapping was,” an official told Interfax.

The suspected ringleader was identified as Nikolai Savelyev, 61, who reportedly has a criminal record on unspecified charges. He was allegedly aided by his wife, Lyudmila Savelyeva, 64, a son who is also named Nikolai, and two of the son's friends.

Savelyev hatched the scheme in an attempt to pay off debts. Eugene Kaspersky's riches have been estimated by Fortune magazine at $800 million.

“Kaspersky Lab confirms that an operation to free Ivan Kaspersky was carried out successfully by the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Criminal Investigation Department of the Moscow Police and Kaspersky Lab's own security personnel,” the company said in a statement. “Ivan is alive and well and is currently located at a safe location. No ransom was paid during the rescue operation.”

Police deliberately spread false information about the kidnapping to journalists, explaining why there was conflicting information in many of the reports about whether the elder Kaspersky was working with police or had agreed to pay the demanded ransom.

Ivan Kaspersky was abducted on Tuesday in the northwest part of Moscow on his way to work.

Every year, an estimated 200 to 300 children of rich parents are kidnapped in Russia, ABC News reported: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/russia-cyber-security-moguls-son-rescued-kidnappers/story?id=13451136

(ElReg)

bartblaze

  • SCF VIP Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 39
  • KARMA: 7
  • Gender: Male
    • Blaze's Security Blog
Great to hear he's alive and well.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter: bartblaze

My weblog: http://bartblaze.blogspot.com/

 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters):www.scforum.info:

Enter your email address to receive daily email with 'SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising