Where is this intrusive calendar notification coming from?!

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Carl7, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Carl7 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012

    I'm really concerned where this notification is coming from? It's happened twice now.

    I have checked my emails and there's no sunglasses spam sitting in my box. Why is this notification coming up?! I have Kaspersky on my Mac and firewall enabled.
  2. raymond7 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2016
    To me it seems like iCloud addresses got hacked or something. I get these spam invitations only on my iCloud account.

    Therefore i have turned icloud completely off, since I use gmail account for the calendar
  3. Carl7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    Are spammers able to send notifications straight to iCloud then? I have an iCloud email account and use my calendar quite a lot so it's such a pain. I feel like my Mac privacy is being compromised as the notification is so intrusive and I have now idea how it does it. I don't open any malware, I run scans, I'm careful so how the hell is it happening :(
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    You have not been hacked. This is just calendar invite spam and is a recent problem. Just follow the steps at this link to deal with it.
  5. Carl7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    When I look at the other email addresses "invited" to the event I received, it looks like the spammer is sending the invite to random email addresses, and hoping that they actually exist.

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