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Leslie Jones website hack under investigation by Homeland Security

By
Wade Sheridan
Leslie Jones attending the premiere of Ghostbusters on July 9, 2016. The hack of Jones' website is now being investigated by Homeland Security. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Leslie Jones attending the premiere of "Ghostbusters" on July 9, 2016. The hack of Jones' website is now being investigated by Homeland Security. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The hunt is now on for those responsible for hacking into Leslie Jones' iCloud account and website.

"ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York does currently have an open investigation," the Department of Homeland Security noted to The Wrap on Thursday.

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"As a matter of agency policy, we are unable to disclose any information related to an active investigation," they continued.

The Ghostbusters star was forced to take down her website, justleslie.com Wednesday after hackers took over the site by posting photos of her driver's license and passport in addition to several nude photos gleaned from her iCloud account.

The attack comes after Jones was the target of a hate campaign on social media following her involvement in Ghostbusters. Several users were permanently banned from Twitter after the incident including noted conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

Following the hack, various celebrities including Ghostbusters director Paul Feig and Katy Perry supported Jones on social media by condemning the attack. "What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, 'comedians,' whoever the [expletive] you all are, you're just sad," Feig tweeted.

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"Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie," Perry tweeted.

Jones was last seen as guest host during NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics.

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