The hottest holiday toys can often be hard to find online, and that’s because of bot technology.
Hackers can use bot technology to bypass security measures then buy large batches of toys and resell them at inflated prices. Can’t get your hands on a Fingerling, a Hatchimal, or a Scruff-a-Luv? These Grinch Bots very well might be to blame.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is expected to announce a bill at 11 a.m. Friday that would ban hackers on all online platforms and prevent them from stealing Christmas.