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.
JustLeslie.com was taken down shortly after the images appeared. First reported by TMZ.com, 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 bitch,” 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.
these acts against leslie jones....are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 24, 2016
If 101% of pop culture catered to white nerds instead of only 98.1% then the cyber attacks like the one on Leslie Jones wouldn't happen.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 24, 2016
Jones has not commented on the incident.