Apple is aware of calendar spam issue and is working to fix it

By , Nov 30, 2016

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Apple on Wednesday said that it is aware of the calendar spam issue and is working to fix it. In a statement to iMore’s Rene Ritchie, a spokesperson for the company apologized for the spam calendar invites and said it’s actively working to address the issue.

We are sorry that some of our users are receiving spam calendar invitations. We are actively working to address this issue by identifying and blocking suspicious senders and spam in the invites being sent.

The response follows a recent uptick in calendar-related spam. Essentially, spammers send out mass event invites to users with links to fake apparel shops and other nefarious websites, and right now there’s no way to opt-out or filter out these faux invitations.

The good news is, it sounds like Apple is on top of things and can hopefully squash the issue before it gets too out of hand. For those that feel like the problem is already out of hand, be sure to check out our tutorial on what you can do to stop the spam yourself.

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  • Hurtado480

    Awesome!

  • Diego Milano

    Maybe it’s some Chinese group of hackers inviting us to the next available jailbreak event.

    • Michael Sweeney

      Let me know how the event goes when you accept the invite!

  • Andrieux Querido

    Its so Annoying !!! (Brazil)
    Once a day i get this spam

  • Bugs Bunnay

    while they are at it they should make it so people can search events made more than a year in the past.

  • Daniel Waske

    What about the Photostream-spam, are they aware of this issue as well?

    • Michael Sweeney

      What’s happening with photo stream?