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Questions on 'iphone virus protection expired' messaged appearing in iPhone ios13 Calendar

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Hi,

My iPhone just recently go hit by a spam or virus, don't know which.  But started noticing the message "iphone virus protection expired" in my calendar and no way of deleting the event.  Eventually I did get to delete it.  And that's where my great experts come in.  In early morning I did noticed that my iPhone calendar popped up a "suscribe" message and I clicked it assuming it was part of the work I was doing, but now I know it wasn't.  Just some time back I I start seeing in my calendar "iphone virus protection expired" with no hope of deleting.

I googled the problem and found that by deleting the created account in "Password & Accounts", that would resolved (and it seem it did, no more event).  Prior deleting the account I noticed a long line starting with arisinglytos.pro then a long random numbers etc.

So a couple questions:
  • How is it that just by clicking on Subscribe, the the "virus or spam" had access to my Password & Accounts in iPhone 11 ios13.3?
  • By deleting the account, am I done? Is it solved? Anything else to do?
  • What is arisinglytos.pro?
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https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:LG9ivQg2zWQJ:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250996358+&cd=1&hl=zh-TW&ct=clnk&gl=hk

How is it that just by clicking on Subscribe, the the "virus or spam" had access to my Password & Accounts in iPhone 11 ios13.3?

The spammer does not have access to your Password & Accounts. They only send you a customized message for letting you to accept for adding the subscribed calendar for the spam event.

By deleting the account, am I done? Is it solved? Anything else to do?

Yes. There is nothing more you need to do.

What is arisinglytos.pro?

It is the account name for the subscribed calendar. No special meaning.

The only thing you need to do is to remember not to click anything when a message pop-up.

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Commented:
Oh, I got it.  You mean that there es no actual user/emails accounts created, just subscribed calendar only for the event?

(also the link https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250996358 u provided has an error)

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Commented:
You mean that there es no actual user/emails accounts created, just subscribed calendar only for the event?

Yes

It seems that Apple does not allow direct URL link to their discussion forum.

Just search for https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250996358 in Google to show the content.

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Commented:
Thanx!