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Google Calender reportedly down in many countries

Jun 18, 2019, 3:43 pm

Google Calendar, the most used task calendar in the world, has experienced a global decline. The incidence was detected a little later than 4:00 pm in India and for now, it has not been resolved by Google technicians. Almost two hours later it remains inactive and with error warning: ‘Not Found. Error 404’.

The company has not provided any explanation through its official accounts on social networks, beyond a merely informative message on the Twitter account of GSuite.

The problem occurs when users try to access Calendar from Google services through a computer. Apps for smartphones and tablets, however, work well. The fall, although it has been noted globally, affects mainly Europe and the United States, according to the Downdetector service. The ruling has special incidence in cities of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Milan, and Moscow, as well as in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Atlanta, among others.

It should be noted that the Wired technology publication reported yesterday of a potential computer attack to the popular Google calendar. Specifically, it is a vulnerability through which phishing could be introduced in Calendar. The security firm Kaspersky also reported last week on possible spam attacks in Google Calendar,

In any case, at this time there is no information available to corroborate whether the failure of this afternoon’s service has to do with the security breaches detected in recent days.

In addition, at this same time, Google is also having problems with its video chat tool ‘online’ Hangouts Meet. This incident has been reported only minutes later than the one that occurred on Google Calendar and for the moment the US giant has only indicated on it that they are investigating the problems in this regard and that the service has been interrupted.

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