iCloud Calendar Spam Follow Up
A few days ago I wrote about receiving spam invites on my iCloud calendar and how I couldn’t delete said invitations without replying to the spammer. While a solution was provided, a quick search on Google reveals that this is now a much more widespread issue than I had thought.
It’s been documented by:
- New York Times
- Tom’s Guide
- Pixel Envy
- iMore (Added 2016-11-27)
- Macdrifter (Added 2016-11-27)
- The Loop (Added 2016-11-28)
- MJ Tsai (Added 2016-11-28)
- MacRumors (Added 2016-11-28)
Apple desperately needs to find a way to prevent this spam vector, or at the very least provide an intuitive solution to decline these invites without replying to the spammer.
Update: Apple are working on this issue, as confirmed in a statement to iMore’s Rene Ritchie:
Apple’s statement on iCloud calendar spam. They’re sorry and they’re working on it. pic.twitter.com/oaSHSywVxG— Rene Ritchie 🖇 (@reneritchie) November 30, 2016
The text of the image in the tweet:
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.