400,000 without power in Puerto Rico after fire, cyberattack

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There were at least 400,000 people without power in Puerto Rico on Thursday night as the company that took over the island’s power transmissions has been faced with fire and cyberattack.

Luma, the company that took over Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority on June 1, has seen more than one million customers this month without power at some point, officials said, USA Today reported.

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At the height of the most recent outage, there were 900,000 customers without electricity.

The company has faced two issues this week that have hindered its performance: a fire at a main substation causing the outages and a cyberattack that has limited the ability of customers to get in contact with Luma.

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