Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones' website hacked, explicit photos and personal information leaked

By midian182 ยท 17 replies
Aug 25, 2016
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  1. Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones’ website was hacked yesterday. The attackers posted multiple explicit images of the actress, including several that appear to show her engaging in sexual acts, as well as scans of her passport and driver’s license.

    Photos of Jones posing with Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West were also leaked, along with her phone number and Twitter password. was taken down shortly after the images appeared. First reported by, it’s believed that the photos, which were taken with a cellphone, were accessed through Jones’ iCloud account.

    A video of Harambe, the gorilla that was killed by the Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old boy fell into his pen, was also placed on the website. Some of the abuse Jones recently faced on Twitter included similar racist images.

    Back in 2014, the celebrity nude leak incident, also known as the Fappening, saw hackers use email phishing scams to gain the iCloud login credentials of several famous women, including Jennifer Lawrence. The perpetrators were then able to access the celebs’ Apple cloud storage accounts and steal sensitive photos.

    Last month saw Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos permanently banned from Twitter following accusations that he incited his followers to send abusive tweets to Jones, a violation of the microblogging site’s terms of service.

    Yiannopoulos responded to the latest attack with a Snapchat post that read: “S**t just heard about Leslie Jones. Had no idea!!! Ignore that karma thing lol.” He followed this up with “Karma’s a *****,” and “People keep sending pics of this black dude they found online but I’m like nahhh.”

    Ghostbusters director Paul Feig and many other stars have offered their support on Twitter.

    Jones has not commented on the incident.

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  2. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes TS Addict Posts: 144   +73

    "Back in 2014, the celebrity nude leak incident" That nobody learned from...
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +1,084

    I'm not happy about this happening to anyone. It does seem like someone has some real issues, probably mentally.

    Of course, if this happened to John/Jane Doe, nobody would care then.
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    Don't care who you are....take compromising photos of yourself on your cellphone or home computer, that is connected to the internet, that's your OWN fault.
    DAOWAce, psycros, MarkHughes and 3 others like this.
  5. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    Movie must have been that bad....
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    The Internet is like the ocean. When the sharks smell blood, they rush in for the kill.

    Leslie did not appreciate this.
  7. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 712   +382

    Her # black nudity doesn't matter (to me).
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    Let me know when this happens to Jen Lawrence again, until then TL;DR
    Panda218 likes this.
  9. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,298

    Such poetic justice.
  10. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 233   +59

    I know I am sick and tired of hearing what people I don't give a **** about say on twitter , is every twitter post about someone saying something is racist or sickening? I'm bored of it and any article that has some picture of what someone said on twitter I want to no longer take any notice of the website that's telling me this.

    Techspot don't tell me what some nobody is saying on twitter I don't give a ****. God it's the mark of crap journalism that's become a plague.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    The people that post the crap on Twitter is the plague. This reaching Techspot is simply the aftermath.
    gingerbill likes this.
  12. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,829   +634

    Your post is pretty ironic when you think about it. Albeit your not ranting about racism or something sickening.

    Here's an idea, STOP READING POST on Twitter if they annoy you, simple enough.

    On another note, Leslie who?
  13. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 233   +59

    My post isn't ironic at all . I don't read twitter I avoid it but I like techspot and now they are telling me gossip column news with twitter stuff. I admit my post was a silly rant though , I just don't want techspot becoming tabloid journalism.
  14. Godel

    Godel TS Booster Posts: 76   +27

    Why don't the agents or studios of these high profile celebrities give them a clue about basic encryption and online security?
  15. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Just because it is there does not give the criminal the right to do so.
    NightAngel79 likes this.
  16. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    Apparently you don't understand the definition of CRIMINAL....One who DOES NOT OBEY THE LAW.
    Therefore, if you don't post something stupid on your phone, computer etc...the CRIMINAL won't take advantage of it.
  17. Jackwoz

    Jackwoz TS Member

    Am I right in thinking that she uploaded her 'sexual acts' onto her website? If she did that would be just plain silly.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,033   +2,558

    Why would anybody in their right mind want pictures of that woman having sex, nude, or otherwise indisposed in the first place?

    She could have won that AI "beauty contest" no question asked, even without her dress collar and leash.

    "Beauty" like that could shine through all but the thickest of paper bags.

    I mean really, if you do stuff like strapping your iPhone to a rubber ducky, floating in in the toilet while you're taking a piss, and then uploading the resulting photos to the internet, shouldn't you be seeking treatment for chronic exhibitionism, instead of whimpering and whining about, "your account being hacked".

    Oh wait, if you weren't a chronic exhibitionist, you wouldn't qualify as an actor anyway. Never mind. :oops:

    ^^ Fixed^^

    When you come right down to it, it's much easier to admire a really clever criminal, than it is to feel very sorry for an irresponsible imbecile.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016

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