Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch is asking the Supreme Court of British Columbia to order five companies, including Shaw Communications Inc., to identify a customer Twitch is accusing of “malicious spambot flooding.” In a March 31 petition, Twitch also asked the court to require PayPal Holdings Inc., web performance and security company Cloudflare Inc., and privacy protection companies Whois Privacy Corp., and Whoisguard Inc. to identify the individual. Twitch said in the document, which was posted online by ArsTechnica, that so far 1,000 of its channels have been affected by 150,000 computer-generated spam messages. While it was able to stop one attack, another one is ongoing, and it has received “over 375 individual user reports regarding spam messages containing racism, homophobia, sexual harassment, false implications of viewbotting and soliciting child sex exploitation material,” the company said. The video game streaming company has identified some information about the individual it believes is behind the attack, including an email address and an IP address assigned by Shaw. “This IP address is located in Coquitlam, BC, Canada, and it is believed that the perpetrator of the Spambot Attacks is located in the same place as this IP address,” the court document said. The attack “has caused and continues to cause Twitch loss and damage. Since the Spambot Attacks began, Twitch has devoted hundreds of hours to resolving the issue, and the attacks continue, undermining its brand,” it said, adding that there is no other “practicable” way to identify the customer.