MuyComputer show our colleagues in the official project blog OpenStreetMap (OSM) reported yesterday that someone with IP addresses belonging to the range used by Google in India has been edited in a manner detrimental maps of collaborative OSM project .
These “hooligans” have been edited or deleted information, causing failure in a collaborative mapping project that thrives on the collaboration of the users to develop maps that had hitherto been the envy even of Google Maps or Bing Maps, in a project considered the Wikipedia of maps , and has the cooperation of companies like Microsoft.
IP addresses match the same as those found last week digital vandalism similar against a company called Mocality in Kenya also uses OpenStreetMap to offer their services.
first suspicions pointed to Google itself, but company officials quickly apologized for the facts indicating that Google’s no-one had made such actions, and that a user or group of users with bad intentions and access to their IP was attacking these cartographic databases.
have indicated that they have detected two user accounts to vandalize information databases in New York and London, and although the case is being investigated may find those responsible take time, because there the least 17 accounts involved in these events .