State and local governments have been hit hard by ransomware and other forms of cyberattack over the past two years, and this trend continues. The threats have also become more dangerous. In February of 2021, a city in the U.S. Southeast faced a targeted attack on its water supply. Cyberattackers allegedly attempted to poison the drinking water supply. They gained authentication credentials and were manipulating the system in an unsuccessful attempt to dump large quantities of lye into the water.