Puerto Rico electricity firm says hit by cyberattack and fire

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A fire at an electrical substation in Puerto Rico left thousands of customers in the dark Thursday, shortly after the power company reported a cyberattack that it did not immediately link to the blaze.

“There was a fire in a transformer at the Monacillo substation” in San Juan, Luma Energy said, two hours after it said it was the target of a DDOS, or denial of service, attack with two million visits per second.

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