Twitch spam suspect charged in Canada

A canadian man has been accused of spamming streaming site Twitch racist and homophobic messages.

In court documents, Brandan Lukus Apple was alleged spammers behind the attack on Twitch at the beginning of last year.

During each attack, more than 1,000 broadcasts were interrupted by the huge number of messages sent.

Mr Apple has been accused of “mischief in relation to computer data”.

No defense against the charges was filed by Mr Apple, told the Canadian CBC news channel.

The case is due to go to court in the month of February.

According to the court documents, Mr Apple operates a service that allows users to send a lot of spam messages or spam e-mail messages, or as comments to other messaging systems.

The criminal charge of mischief emerged from the work of Contraction made to discover who was behind the 2017 spamming surge. About 1,000 of the Twitch streamers were affected in the attack, which interrupted transmissions.

At its peak, said Contraction to court filings, chat channels have been affected by up to 600 messages per minute.

As well as containing racial and sexual slurs, messages that are related to the disturbing images, called obscene and accused of streamers to use software bots to exaggerate their popularity.

According to Twitch, his investigation revealed that the messages were sent by a service called ChatSurge that is presumably owned and operated by Mr. Apple.

This investigation has resulted in the Contraction to start a civil action against Mr. Apple. It ended with the supreme court Canadian ordinance retained the Mr Apple from making or distributing software or services that could be used for harm Reduction.