11 August Bedford Park, Illinois

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago — based in Bedford Park, Illinois, which is the largest switching and terminal railroad in the U. S. — is investigating a ransomware data theft by the Akira Ransomware gang. The ransomware gang claimed to have stolen 85 GB of data. Christopher Steinway, general counsel of Belt Railway, told Recorded Future News that it recently became aware that “a threat actor group posted on its website that it had obtained certain company information. The event did not impact our operations. We have engaged a leading cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident and are working with federal law enforcement” Steinway added, “Our investigation remains ongoing.”