If you happen to’re one of many many iCloud customers that has been receiving spam calendar invites, you’ll be relieved to know Apple has now labored up the braveness to acknowledge the issue and is attempting its finest to repair it.
Apple acknowledged the difficulty in a latest assertion (through iMessage) to the information weblog iMore:
We’re sorry that a few of our customers are receiving spam calendar invites. We’re actively working to deal with the difficulty by figuring out and blocking suspicious senders and spam invitations being despatched.
If you happen to’re one of many those that has been affected by this bug, you understand how annoying it’s been. Customers have been requested to say no invitations all through the day, with no finish in website. There may be presently no strategy to block these invitations within the Calendar app on iOS and Mac.
The issue has been amplified by macOS and iOS, each of which robotically scan your inbox for calendar invites. The function is meant to make saving appointments to your calendar simpler. The issue is when a bot sends you dozens of spam invitations for UGG and Ray-Ban gross sales, your calendar goes bonkers. If you decline an occasion to eliminate it, it would really let spammers know the account is energetic.
Apple is now, apparently, attempting to assault the difficulty on the server stage. Given the ridiculous nature of the assertion (the truth that it was despatched to a preferred Apple information weblog through iMessage), we’re not holding our breath. It’s nonetheless unclear how lengthy it is going to take to unravel the difficulty or what number of prospects it has affected.