UK Prime Minister May has demanded an explanation from Russia, by midnight tonight, of the March 4th attempted assassination by nerve agent of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Russia will not comply: Foreign Minister Lavrov dismissed any notion of Russian complicity as "nonsense." Essentially no one believes this. The poison used was an unusual nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War's endgame.
The UK has darkly promised some form of retaliation. Home Secretary Rudd said the retaliation may be covert or clandestine, which, taken with last week's Cabinet statement on cyber defense, is being read as hinting at retaliation with some form of cyber attack.
Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 this morning published a report on HenBox, a family of Android malware that represents itself as legitimate apps available in third-party app stores. HenBox is spyware, an information-stealer that seems designed to target China's Muslim Uyghur minority. Unit 42 doesn't offer attribution, but the target set strongly suggests a Chinese government domestic intelligence operation.
NCC Group reports that a Chinese threat actor, APT15 (also known as Ke3chang, Mirage, Vixen Panda, or Playful Dragon) has been actively prospecting British Government agencies and defense contractors through a series of backdoors.
The US Government has for reasons of national security stopped Broadcom's attempted hostile takeover of Qualcomm.
The AP reports this morning that US President Trump has dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Director of Central Intelligence Mike Pompeo is said to be his replacement.