On February 11th, 2021, Daliah Saper appeared on Fox 32 News to discuss “scalper bots” and their possible attacks on COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
There is growing concern that scalper bots will target limited resources such as COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Daliah commented that these bots are not new problems. Similar bots have been used to mass purchase other goods such as concert tickets or PlayStations.
Daliah also stated that, unfortunately, there is little that individuals can do to stop these attacks. It is ultimately up to the retailers, such as Walgreens and CVS, to prevent bots from securing appointment slots.