Google says it’s hard at work resolving an issue that allows malicious third parties to hijack your Google Calendar with unremovable spam invites. Google posted to its Calendar Help forums yesterday to say that it’s aware of the issue and “working diligently” to fix it.
“We’re aware of the spam occurring in Calendar and are working diligently to resolve this issue. We’ll post updates to this thread as they become available,” the post reads. “Learn how to report and remove spam. Thank you for your patience.” The message includes a link to another help page that tells you how to report the unwanted invites or events. Google also advises you never respond to the invite, as that could result in the spam message remaining as a crossed-out event on your calendar.
It’s good to see that Google is aware of the situation, though it’s taken it quite a long time to communicate. Let’s hope a fix is coming soon.