Kamui Kobayashi, Eugene Kaspersky

A surprise gift for Eugene Kaspersky

Moscow, 23 July – “If you bend it, you mend it,” is a common motor racing expression, but it seems things might be different in Japan. Yesterday afternoon, Kamui Kobayashi crashed an F60 on his final run at the Moscow City Racing event, doing extensive damage, including some to the nose. The F1 Clienti department mechanics were not exactly overjoyed, as they will have their work cut out getting the car repaired before its next outing. But one man profited from the event.

Kamui thought it would be a nice gesture to present the damaged nose to Eugene Kaspersky, when today he visited the Kaspersky Lab Moscow head office, only opened a few months ago. “It’s a very nice gift,” Kaspersky told Kamui. “It’s an artifact manufactured in Italy and “sketched” by a Japanese and now it has its best hanging here in Moscow!” The references to the art world stem from the fact that, as can clearly be seen in the photo, the logo of the Scuderia’s first Russian partner remained almost untouched during the crash.

During the visit, Kamui was particularly impressed with the “Virus Lab,” the room where the Kaspersky Lab analysts monitor network traffic 24-7, looking for viruses. On a daily basis, they encounter around two hundred thousand potential threats, which are then scrupulously scanned before getting signed off or not by “Virus Lab.” It’s likely Kamui was reflecting on the risks that theoretically are taken every day when accessing the Internet and he will have been able to breathe a sigh of relief, that this is where they take care of our computers, tablets and mobiles.

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