Explosion and Cyberattack at new Power Plant in Puerto Rico followed by major bl.mp4
Published on Jun 11, 2021
VIDEOKINGS -- A fire at an electrical station on the island of Puerto Rico plunged thousands of residents into darkness Thursday, June 10, shortly after the electricity supplier announced it had suffered a cyberattack, without making any connection to the disaster.
At the height of the blackout, nearly 800,000 customers were without power, according to Luma. By midnight Friday, roughly 60,000 customers were still in the dark.
"The fire caused major blackouts across the entire island. The situation is under assessment and work is being done to restore the system," LUMA Energy tweeted.
The fire and blackout were not the only crises facing Luma on Thursday.
Earlier that day, the company announced its client portal and mobile app fell victim to a cyber attack that disrupted customer access to its online services.