Bots Deployed in GNIB Appointment Scam

Following reports of lengthy delays in obtaining GNIB appointments in Ireland, the Department of Justice revealed that “bots” were being deployed by hackers to block all available appointments in the online system. After hacking the system, various relocation companies then use the secured appointments to sell them to legitimate applicants. The GNIB has vowed to clear the system of such bots but has so far been unsuccessful in reducing wait times.