The official website of the “Ghostbusters” star was hacked on Wednesday with personal information released online, including scans of her driver’s license and passport, in addition to nude photos.
“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones’ personal website is down after reportedly being targeted by hackers Wednesday.
“ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in NY does now have an open investigation”, the entertainment-news website quoted an unnamed spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security. The FBI is not involved, according to a representative.
The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that it is investigating the hack. “A racist video was also uploaded to the site”.
The comedian was bullied earlier this summer on social media, prompting her to temporarily leave Twitter.
After sharing a string of racist tweets she had been sent, Jones tweeted: “I’m not stupid to not know racism exists. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts”. It’s disgusting. That is hate crimes. She returned to tweet about the Rio Olympics in August.
Leslie Jones is the center of internet harassment – again. Aidy Bryant said she was “so angry, disgusted and sad about this racist violent assault on Jones”.
The director of Ghostbusters, Paul Feig, has taken to Twitter to criticise those who orchestrated the cyberattack against Jones’ website, describing it as an “absolute outrage”. Now, in this recent hacking, one could read references to the ouster of the bluebird Yiannopoulos network, suggesting that these same followers would be the instigators of the attack.