The New York Times reports on how Myanmar's military used social media—mostly Facebook—to incite genocidal violence against minority Rohingya Muslims. The operators apparently resorted to the usual tools of information warfare in social networks: inauthentic identities and inflammatory posts of bogus news stories.
There's no further evidence for or against the Bloomberg report on Chinese supply-chain seeding attacks. Absence of evidence is of course not evidence of absence, but the story still seems thin. The lack of corroboration has begun to prompt theories that the whole account was a plant by elements within the US Intelligence Community hoping to make Sino-American relations even worse than they otherwise be.
In the UK, GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre has warned, as it releases its annual report, that state-sponsored hacking is a bigger problem than ordinary cybercrime, and that life-threatening cyberattacks can be expected at some point in the future.
Lithuania, joining the Anglo-Dutch push in the EU to adopt clear cyber sanctions, reassures Italy that this isn't necessarily an anti-Russian gesture. Sputnik is under no such illusions—the West is after Russia, and that's where the EU will deploy any sanctions. Furthermore, TASS is authorized to disclose that anti-Russian slander is a Western plot to undermine Russia's good faith efforts toward international norms of conduct in cyberspace.
In the US, the Department of Homeland Security notices an increase of election-related incidents, but thinks midterm voting will go off relatively unproblematically. Anomali reports a surge in black-market trafficking of voter records.