Nope, still (somewhat) passive. Was just hyperdicted going from C1-9 to C1-8. No hostilities.There's a choke point, to get in and out of the Witch Head, to avoid the permit-locked systems. Could that be it?
But all they could do would be to increase the interdictions unless ......... interdictions turn hostile ... all those shieldless haulers !
However, it was rather different from my usual encounters. Instead of a single cyclops, or a medusa and three cyclopes, it was a single basilisk alongside a single cyclops, which is extremely rare (for me). Not sure if RNG, or an actual coincidence, but I thought I'd make a note of it anyway.