Apple is actively working to identify and block iCloud Calendar spam invites

Apple is actively working to identify and block iCloud Calendar spam invites

In a Wednesday announcement, Apple said that it has efforts underway to identify as well as block iCloud Calendar spam invites.

The announcement by Apple implies that the company has officially acknowledged the fact that, in recent weeks, Calendar spam invites have been posing a problem for several iCloud users.

The company’s decision to work actively to block iCloud Calendar spam invites specifically comes against the backdrop of the suspicious spam invites which people started receiving last week on iOS and macOS, notifying them about special sales for Ray-Ban sunglasses or Ugg boots.

The suspicious spam invites were apparently sent by spammers by exploiting an iCloud feature which uses email data to pop-up as Calendar notifications. For spam invites which were set as recurring events, the notifications would show up every day.

Stating that the iCloud Calendar spam invites issue is being addressed by Apple, the company said in a statement released to iMore: “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.”

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