Antivirus mogul Kaspersky's son "kidnapped"
By Stewart Mitchell
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 at 15:15
The son of Russian antivirus millionaire Eugene Kaspersky has been kidnapped in Russia, according to the Interfax news agency.
Secret police and secret service agents have been searching for the 20-year-old Ivan for two days, according to police sources quoted by the news agency and elsewhere in the Russian media.
The story has yet to be confirmed by the family, but according to Moscow-based paper Life News, the head of Kaspersky Labs has flown from London to Russia in the wake of a €3 million ransom request from the alleged kidnappers.
The unconfirmed reports said the mathematics and cybernetics student was snatched from a northwest Moscow street on Tuesday morning and has not been seen since.
Kaspersky is one of the richest men in Russian having racked up an estimated $800 million from his software empire.
Fix the flaw in Internet Security 2011 for Virgin Media customers.
By roberttrebor on 22 Apr 2011
Not funny dude. Having a family member in such a position must be extremely difficult on all those that care about him.
On another note rich people and their heirs should look after them self better security wise.
By firstsin on 22 Apr 2011
whats the flaw?? explain please,
By mobilegnet on 22 Apr 2011
the flaw - Web Anti-Virus
as told to me by one of the uk help team.
Web Anti-virus causes a slowdown for Virgin-Media customers i.e. On the 10 Mbit I saw no problems, on 20 I could only get 18Mbit, On 30 this dropped to 24 Mbit but with the Web Anti-Virus disabled it went up to 30 Mbit.
Apparently this ONLY affects VirginMedia customers.
By roberttrebor on 23 Apr 2011
Yeah because that's what is important in a story about a man having his SON kidnapped isn't it? Idiot.
By GillsMan7 on 24 Apr 2011
I think you'll have to admit that that is an utterly pathetic observation
By Nodule on 24 Apr 2011
It never ceases to amaze me just how mind-crushingly stupid and self-centred some people can be.
"Stuff your son being kidnapped and threatened with torture and murder, one of your products has an obscure minor fault which is causing my internet speed to drop from 20Mbps to 18Mbps..."
By Mr_John_T on 24 Apr 2011
It has now been reported on Interfax that Ivan is safely back in the Kaspersky household.
roberttrebor your comments were idiotic and uncalled for. it is neither the time or place. if you have a complaint or really want support you can go through the proper channels:
By mr_chips on 24 Apr 2011
I did 3 months ago & i am still waiting, there have been 4 updates since then & no change.
If you cannot take it in the context it was intended then, what did you really think...?
By roberttrebor on 26 Apr 2011
I sure the boss of Kaspersky is going to read this forum whilst he is worried about his sons safe return.
Well it certainly would up you lot...
By roberttrebor on 26 Apr 2011
Hmm, i have no problems, my 50mbps goes 50 mbps, i see no difference between when KIS is off or on!!, what is the speed test you do!!
By mobilegnet on 27 Apr 2011
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