In a recent incident involving the Daily Maverick, a South African news outlet,
Upon closer examination, the incident revolves around an incident during Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to South Africa. The website alleged that Modi expressed dissatisfaction with the reception he received upon arrival and declined to disembark from the plane. The South African government, on the other hand, stated that Vice President Paul Mashatile was present and a meeting between the two was scheduled at the BRICS Summit venue.
These conflicting narratives have not been officially substantiated and remain speculative assertions in the media. Adding to the complexity of the situation, reports have emerged of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the Daily Maverick’s servers, allegedly linked to hackers affiliated with the Indian government. It is worth noting that similar accusations were made against Chinese President Xi Jinping, but no reports of retaliatory cyber operations have surfaced in this case.
As of now, the Daily Maverick’s website is inaccessible, and measures have been taken to protect the network. The website is expected to be restored by Thursday afternoon.
2. The Daily Maverick claims to have been targeted by a cyber attack allegedly originating from Indian Intelligence.
3. Conflicting narratives surround Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to South Africa.
4. Reports suggest a DDoS attack on the Daily Maverick’s servers, allegedly linked to hackers affiliated with the Indian government.
5. The website is currently inaccessible, but measures are being taken to restore it.