NOTA BENE

Notes, comment and buzz from Eugene Kaspersky – Official Blog

April 3, 2013

INTERPOL drop inter KL.

A few days ago our first – ah, no, second! – ever A-list guests dropped by our new office to see us. Ronald Noble, the Secretary General of INTERPOL, and our good acquaintance Noboru Nakatani, the head of INTERPOL’s new cyber division in Singapore, came to see us on a friendly visit that resulted in the official announcement of our cooperation to more effectively fight cybercrime on a global level.

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We of course showed them round our new, not quite finished place of work, whose design and décor they kindly complemented. They were introduced to and joshed with some of our top experts, checked out the virus lab and the woodpeckers in it, and held with us meetings of both business and pleasure flavors. They were impressed; and from our side – we too were left with only positive impressions.

Calling all cyberswine – watch out! INTERPOL has joined the global hunt for all you lot. So I reckon now might be a good time to give up once and for all your malevolent maliciousness, repent, and go good and get nice before it’s too late!

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So, if last Thursday evening anyone was annoyed the heck out of by a blue flashing light on a nice shiny sedan holding up traffic on Leningradskoe Shosse, well… apologies! For just that once it won’t have been the usual servants of the state and all their “VIP” hangers on. That will have been the world’s No. 1 international policeman leaving KL.

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April 1, 2015

Internet on a jet.

Back on the road again… Rather – up in the air. So I continue one of my fave, recurring themes – flying and planes and all that. 2015 kicked off with some serious avia action for me: I’m already on my 30th flight, having been up in the skies 130+ hours. Not that I’m complaining – […]

March 31, 2015

A hotel on the banks of the Colorado. Woh!

There are a great many beautiful and unusual towns and cities in the world, there are volcanoes, there are valleys and canyons, and islands and lakes. There are also of course rivers: loads of them – all different. There are the grandiose, like the super-wide Amazon with its adjacent jungles, anacondas, piranhas, crocodiles and other […]

March 28, 2015

Hold on tight! In an off-road vehicle – off-road in Utah.

A few words about the vehicle that transported us about in Utah. And let’s not forget the super chauffeur… Here she is, a classic of the genre, giving the Land Rover Defender a run for its money: the Toyota Land Cruiser. Quite an old one at that. Only demonstrates the ruggedness of this remarkable 4×4: […]

March 27, 2015

A quick guide to Utah arches.

Why this national park is called the Arches is a rhetorical question. But if you haven’t been following this mini-on-the-road series from Utah, then read this. Yes, you want huge natural rock arches – you need to come here. There’s just so much awesome archness here. Wikipedia says there are as many as 2000 here, […]

March 25, 2015

U tire of Utah’s canyons? Not possible!

The red rocks of Utah – a simply captivating sight; from the outside, that is, which is what we checked out yesterday. Today it was time we had a look at all this from the inside. So off we headed to the Arches National Park‘s Fiery Furnace rocky massif. This is what we saw…

March 24, 2015

The Utah Saints: Crimson columns and massive mushrooms.

Since the previous day my brain had been variously boggling and boiling. This was eased a little by steam being emitted from said boggling and boiling brain out via my camera, but that alleviation process then went too far, leading poor brain into a state of half dehydration. The diagnosis sounds like this: I’ve (finally) […]

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