Moscow: The son of one of the richest software tycoons in Russia has been kidnapped and abductors are demanding a ransom of three million euro.

Ivan Kaspersky, 20, son of computer security software giant Lab owner Yevgeny Kaspersky, was abducted on April 19.

Yevgeny Kaspersky ranks 125th among Russia's 200 richest and according to Forbes has a personal fortune of USD 800 million.

It is also reported that Kaspersky received a phone call from abductors, who asked for 3 million euro ransom.

The business tycoon flew to Moscow soon after and the matter has been kept top secret to protect the security of Ivan Kaspersky.

"Russian Interior Ministry and Moscow police personnel are checking information that unidentified persons abducted son of well-known entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky," RIA Novosti quoted an Interior Ministry source.

Yevgeny Kaspersky, who set up the globally known Kaspersky Labs anti-virus software, ranks 125th among Russia's 200 richest and according to Forbes has a personal fortune of USD 800 million.

(Agencies)