The Daily Maverick has allegedly come under attack from Indian computer servers after it published a story about India‘s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apparent refusal to disembark from his plane in SA ahead of the 15th Brics summit.

A report in The Citizen notes that the Daily Maverick on Wednesday reported that Modi refused to leave his aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base because the SA government had only sent a Cabinet Minister to officially welcome him instead of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Eventually, Ramaphosa sent Deputy President Paul Mashatile, who had to leave an official state visit with China’s President Xi Jinping.

‘Several hours ago, the site suddenly went down. We picked it up very quickly and started identifying a massive distributed denial of service attack. We investigated and found it was coming from a whole host of Indian servers,’ the Daily Maverick said.

Editor-in-Chief Branko Brkic said the motive for the attack may have been to curtail people reading the article.

Full report in The Citizen