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Vandalism forces Google to 'temporarily' suspend Map Maker service

  • Search giant Google has suspended its Map Maker service because of vandalism.

    The service allowed people to contribute to Google’s maps, adding features such as roads and local businesses.

    The firm said that it was a temporary shutdown, but acknowledged that it could take some time to fix.

    Several hacks have been spotted in recent weeks. In a post, a team member of Map Maker said that the service had been “experiencing escalated attacks to spam Google Maps.”

     

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