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5 Channel Partner Updates: 29 November 2016

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Actually, there are 13 entries for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

13. Ransomware Hits Public Transit System: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said on Monday it had contained a ransomware attack, which disrupted its ticketing systems and forced it to offer free service to some customers during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to Reuters. Someone claiming to be the attacker apparently demanded $73,000 to unlock the encrypted files. It's unclear if the transportation system paid the ransom.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.