Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack
After Leslie Jones’ website was hacked Wednesday to show the comedian’s personal information and explicit photos, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now launching an investigation into the incident.
“The investigation is currently ongoing,” a Homeland Security spokeswoman said in a statement to EW. “In order to protect the integrity of the case, no further details are available at this time.”
Jones’ personal website, JustLeslie.com, was hacked to show explicit photos that appear to be of the comedian, as well as pictures of her driver’s license and passport with personal information. In addition to the photos, hackers also added a racist video to the site.
The Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star has been the target of a number of vicious online attacks that spiked after the July release of Ghostbusters. Earlier this summer, racist and sexist trolls bombarded Jones with a barrage of hateful tweets, and she briefly logged off Twitter to escape the harassment. She later returned, and after she enthusiastically (and hilariously) live-tweeted this year’s Olympics, NBC invited her to Rio to capture all the Olympic excitement in person.
Jones has not commented on the hack, but a number of celebrities and fans rallied behind her, sending the comedian their support and condemning the trolls.