Ivan Kaspersky Freed

(Ping Zine! Web Hosting Magazine) – Ivan Kaspersky was freed Sunday after police and federal security forces deceived the kidnappers into believing his father was going to pay the ransom.

The 20 year old son of Kaspersky Lab CEO was kidnapped last Tuesday outside InfoWatch, a company owned by his mother, where Ivan was learning programming experience.

The ransom demanded was a total sum of $4.3 million dollars. Father, Eugene Kaspersky, has an estimated worth of $800 million and kidnappings of up-scale families in Russia are not uncommon.

The leader of the gang responsible is known to be a professional kidnapper with an existing criminal record. After the baffled heist five people were arrested. The police are continuing to search for other possible accomplices.