Kaspersky’s kidnapped son rescued unhurt


The son of information security mogul Eugene Kaspersky, who reportedly was kidnapped last week for a ransom of $4.3 million, has been rescued.

Twenty-year-old Ivan Kaspersky, whose father is co-founder and CEO of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, was freed unharmed on Sunday through an operation conducted by Russia's Federal Security Service, Moscow police and private Kaspersky security personnel, according to a company statement emailed to

No ransom was paid.

"Ivan is alive and well and is currently located at a safe location," according to the statement.

A report in The Associated Press, citing a police spokesman interview with Russian television, said five people have been detained on suspicion of kidnapping.

Ivan Kaspersky, a senior in college studying mathematics, was on his way to his internship at InfoWatch, a data monitoring firm owned by his mother, Natalya, when he was abducted, reports said.

Eugene Kaspersky declined comment, according to his company. He recently made Forbes' list of the 200 wealthiest Russian businessmen.

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