US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020 tax returns. The direct payments of as much as $1,400 per person were the cornerstone promise […]

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew […]

US looking into possible Treasury Department computer hack

Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. “We are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related […]

Feds take action against Russian hacking group accused of $100 million cybercrime spree

The Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned a Russian hacking group called Evil Corp, which used malware to infect computers and collect login credentials from hundreds of financial institutions worldwide, stealing more than $100 million. The action by the Treasury Department targeting Evil Corp was taken in conjunction with the Justice Department, which charged two Russians […]