The Kaspersky family have been reunited this Easter weekend after a kidnapping and ransom attempt was foiled by police and security services.
Ivan Kaspersky was abducted last Thursday and his father Eugene, who co-founded Kaspersky Labs with Ivan's mother Natalya, left InfoSec in a hurry after being contacted about the case. As is usual in such cases the company released no statements on the matter, until last night.
"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," it said.
"Ivan is alive and well and is currently at a safe location. No ransom was paid during the rescue operation. Eugene Kaspersky and Natalya Kaspersky are currently unavailable for comment."
Russian media is reporting that FSB officers lured the kidnappers to a meeting to collect the €3m in ransom they had requested before being arrested. Ivan, a mathematics student who was abducted during work experience, was recovered safely and returned to his family.
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