May 23, 2016

Peace Corps coming to Vietnam for first time

The Peace Corps is at last coming to Vietnam. President Barack Obama was expected to announce Monday during his visit to Vietnam that the Peace Corps will be invited to establish operations in that country, the volunteer organization said. The volunteers will focus on ...

Obama departs on historic trips to Vietnam, Japan

May 22, 2016

Obama departs on historic trips to Vietnam, Japan

Barack Obama departed Saturday on a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will include the first visit to Hiroshima, site of the world’s first nuclear attack, by a sitting U.S. president. Obama left Maryland at 1:20 p.m. aboard Air Force One on the first ...

Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

May 16, 2016

Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank said that it interrupted an attempted wire fraud that involved the use of fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same technique at the heart of February’s massive theft from the Bangladesh central bank. Hanoi-based TPBank said in a statement late on Sunday ...

May 16, 2016

Vietnamese bank thwarts SWIFT message fraud

Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank (TPBank) said Sunday it had thwarting a wire fraud attempt late last year. It said a third-party service it used to connect with the SWIFT global money transfers system may have been attacked by hackers. In an emailed statement, TPBank ...