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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney: See New List Of The 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time

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While Messi has scored five goals from free-kick this season, Ronaldo still leads the way in terms of career totals from free-kicks at 55 vs 53 for Messi.

The voting list named ‘Best Free Kick Takers in Football’ is organized by thetoptens.com and allows supporters to vote on the players they think are the greatest free-kick takers of all time.

See the top 30 best free-kick takers list below.

30. Leighton Baines
29. Gareth Bale
28. Miralem Pjanic
27. Wayne Rooney
26. Jay Jay Okocha
25. Juan Roman Riquelme
24. Alex
23. Diego Forlan
22. Thierry Henry
21. Rivaldo
20. Robin van Persie
19. Memphis Depay
18. Ryan Giggs
17. Wesley Sneijder
16. Juan Arango
15. Zico
14. Shunsuke Nakamura
13. Gheorghe Hagi
12. Pierre van Hooijdonk
11. Steven Gerrard
10. Alessandro del Piero
9. Sinisa Mihajlovic
8. Lionel Messi
7. Andrea Pirlo
6. Ronaldinho

5. Diego Maradona

4. Roberto Carlos
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. David Beckham
1. Juninho Pernambucano

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Kaspersky Warns Of Top IT Security Threats In Africa

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Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26% decrease in Kenya, nd a 2.7% decrease in Nigeria), Kaspersky stresses that the human cyber threat remains rife, where Africa is not immune to the evolving techniques of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), as well as the possibilities of being a future target of hacking-for-hire threat actor groups.

Kaspersky research has found that globally, APT groups are evolving their techniques and are upgrading their toolset to continue stealing sensitive information. Furthermore, Kaspersky has seen a rise of hackers-for-hire or cyber mercenaries during the first two quarters of 2020. In fact, three cyber mercenary groups have been exposed across the world this year alone.

As this activity has taken place outside of Africa, Kaspersky suspects that these types of actors may have been somewhat forgotten and do not necessarily form part of cyber defense strategies. However, the region may become a focus of these groups in the coming months and thus, businesses and entities need to have an understanding of these emerging threats, along with the threat of APTs, to be prepared and take proactive steps towards effective cybersecurity.

Hackers-for-hire or cyber mercenaries do not necessarily have monetary motivations like traditional cybercrime. Instead, they steal private data to monetize it in a different way – usually for the purpose of providing advice or insights, based on the data, to share thee of competitive advantage. For example, a bank might get targeted and have its data analyzed to gain an understanding of its market exposure, clients, and back-end systems. A competitor can use that to gain significant benefits. The reality is that in this evolving cyberthreat landscape, no company or government institution can consider themselves safe.

In South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria, APT groups are exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information. More sophisticated techniques have emerged that delivers malware in non-conventional ways. While overall malware attacks in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria decreased during the first two quarters of 2020, certain malware types, such as the STOP ransomware, are proving increasingly popular for certain cybercriminals. The same applies to financial malware in South Africa and Nigeria as examples. So, even though it decreased in these countries, certain financial malware types are gaining in popularity thanks to their unique techniques which these groups are exploiting to monetize data. This emphasizes that attacks are becoming more targeted and at specific companies, in specific regions, and for specific purposes.

The top industries under attack in Sub-Saharan Africa in H1 2020 include government, education, healthcare, and military. While government and military present compelling – and obvious – targets, education and healthcare are often used as pivot points to gain access to other institutions. Sometimes, an entity is a victim while other times it is the target.

The top three threat actors in these regions in this regard are TransparentTribe, Oilrig, and MuddyWater.

Says Maher Yamout, Senior Security Research, Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky; “The remainder of the year will likely see APT groups and hacking-for-hire threat actors increase in prominence across the globe. Africa will continue to see more sophisticated APTs emerge and we also suspect that the hacking-for-hire actor type could target companies in Africa in the future. We also anticipate that cybercriminals will increase targeted ransomware deployment using different ways. These can range from trojanised cracked software to exploitation across the supply chain of the targeted industry. Data breaches will certainly become more commonplace especially as people will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future while exposing their systems to the Internet without adequate protection.”

While prevention is ideal, detection is a must. Realistically, no organization or government department can prevent everything. But if there is an understanding of the technology environment and having the ability to detect any deviation from the baseline, decision-makers will go to great strides in mitigating the risk of compromise, and by understanding the threat dynamics, organizations can better protect themselves from evolving cyberattacks.

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Imam Of Peace Drops PHOTOS Of Some People Killed At The #EndSARS Protest

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The campaign against the SARS in Nigeria has gotten a new turn as now citizens are been killed.

Fast Forward, Protesters took the campaign to the Lekki Airport as soldiers are killing peaceful protesters.

Peace of Imam whom for some months now has been against the government of Buhari shared pictures of some citizens who have been currently killed.

See below.

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1318713179543760898?s=19

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Nigerians Stage #EndSARS Protest In Ohio, Rome, Texas, Others | PHOTOS

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Nigerians residing in Rome, Texas, Ohio, and Toronto have also staged #EndSARS protests in their various localities, demanding for an end to police brutality in Nigeria as well as a total reform of the police force.

See more photos from their protests below

Nigerians stage #EndSARS protest in Ohio, Rome, Texas, others (photos)

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