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 …
It's a sauna, not a bath :P
The kidnappers aren't the brightest pennies in the piggy bank!
Glad he was found...
... safe & well. These things don't sometimes turn out so well.
Ransom paid, not to kidnappers
Quite obviously, K paid a good fraction (perhaps over 100%?) to the KGB
to recover his son and toast the kidnappers.
Good for him. His products are OK, and his hanging the kidnappers, excellent.
I'm so pleased he's okay. When I first heard about the kidnapping, I feared the worst.
Was going to end up bad for the kidnappers either way.
At the highest levels theres quite a few connections between the IT security and Physical security world, including Mercenary companies. Tangling with the family of a billionaire in that industry could be very damn life shortening.
These kidnappers are lucky the cops got them first, cos there was probably a damn good chance the next move involved a group of heavily armed former Spetsnaz commandos kicking the door in and filling the kidnappers with lead.
in soviet russia
hostage kidnap YOU!
i'm getting my coat...
>stopped them on the pretext of a routine document check
Document checks are routine in a part of the world considered by many to be 'developed'?
This IS Russia, after all. Old habits die hard.
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