A technique of spamming Google accounts through Calendar has been making the rounds for the previous few months. However, things have just gotten much worse since the last couple of weeks. Today, Google has officially recognized Calendar’s spam issue and says a fix is coming.
A very short article on support forums for Google confirms that the company is conscious of this spam problem that has affected users. The company claims that solving the issue is “working diligently,” but there is no timeline attached to it at the time.
For those unaware, a feature that automatically imports events from Google’s Gmail is used by Google Calendar spam. While users are used to seeing spam in email form and avoiding it, Calendar is a trusted application that makes it easy to catch people off guard. Many of the latest spam “events” linked to free iPhones and other products that just attempt to get users to click on a link.
In the interim, fixing this issue is comparatively simple, but Google Calendar obviously requires an official fix for this spam issue. When that comes, it’s a shame we don’t understand, but hopefully it’s sooner rather than later.