The Russians

Eugene Kaspersky Is Not Happy With That Wired Profile

Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo:

Yesterday, we pointed out Wired‘s extensive profile of Eugene Kaspersky, the larger-than-life CEO of Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs–a.k.a., one of the world’s largest computer security firms and the folks on the front lines of the Flame and Stuxnet cyberattacks. (The firm proved they were connected.)

We found the piece’s title–“Russia‚Äôs Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals”–apt, as it goes into great detail about Mr. Kaspersky’s company’s role as “unofficial geek squad” to Russia’s Federal Security Service or FSB–better known as the successor to the KGB. His background as an intelligence officer in the Soviet Army is also explored.

Well, it appears that the colorful billionaire is, shall we say, not a happy camper. Read More