ChatSurge.net, a spambot web app created by Brandan Apple of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, is facing criminal charges regarding a massive bot attack. The fun part is that it is not just every day’s attack regarding the service he targeted. He targeted Twitch, the most famous streaming platform and offered the service worldwide. It was a pay-to-use web app which had been serving for the worse of the streamers and viewers.
Now, Brandan Apple of Port Coquitlam is facing charges as a consequence of his decision. It appears that Twitch had issues in that period being hard for them to block spambots sent by this kind of code. However, at the end of the day, it seems that significant minds end up bad sometimes.
Below you can find how ChatSurge was working and how the bots were overwhelming both the viewers and streamers.
According to CBC.ca:
Brandan Apple is also subject to an unusual civil order restraining him from creating or selling “any robot, bot, crawler, spider, blacklisting software or other software” aimed at harming the popular streaming service.
The incident appears to happen between February and May of 2017 when this web app has bombed a large number of channels. This, however, opens a subject of how many people have used the site over that period. It appears that the site had been growing quite fast receiving millions of visits day by day.
Now, it appears that Brandan Apple is accused of wilfully causing multiple repetitive messages to be transmitted.” The spam messages were mostly noted because of their content of racism, homophobia and further unpleasant words, which has made Twitch no room except to terminate it down in the most crucial way.
Below you can find the app’s promotive video, as he explains every single feature the app owned. The site is now terminated, which of course, after listening to this story there won’t be any reason for anyone else to develop something similar.