Russian spies accessed Democratic computer network: Washington Post
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington May 31, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.


"The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system they also were able to read all e-mail and chat traffic," the paper said, citing committee officials and security experts.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Writing by Mohammad Zargham)