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Reports: Eugene Kaspersky’s Son Returned

Earlier this week, several news outlets reported that the 20-year-old son of Kaspersky Lab CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, had gone missing, with kidnappers said to be demanding €3m (about US$4.4) for his release.

Today, several Russian news outlets are reporting that the kidnappers requested ransom had been paid and that his son, Ivan Kaspersky, has been returned safely.

Eugene Kaspersky, who started Kaspersky Lab, was recently ranked high on Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in Russia.

Earlier this week, several news outlets reported that the 20-year-old son of Kaspersky Lab CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, had gone missing, with kidnappers said to be demanding €3m (about US$4.4) for his release.

Today, several Russian news outlets are reporting that the kidnappers requested ransom had been paid and that his son, Ivan Kaspersky, has been returned safely.

Eugene Kaspersky, who started Kaspersky Lab, was recently ranked high on Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in Russia.

Kaspersky Lab sold 20 percent of its shares to private equity group General Atlantic, LLC earlier this year.

A spokesperson from Kaspersky Lab provided no specifics regarding the report, and told SecurityWeek they would share additional information as soon as they have it available.

A translated version of the story from News.Ru is available here.

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