Early Wednesday, the hackers seemingly snagged personal information including Jones’ passport and driver’s license and also posted private photos via iCloud. That material then was posted on her JustLeslie.com. With the photos and other info now removed, a GoDaddy holding page has replaced that site. Also, on her Twitter page, a previous link to the site is gone.
Reps for Jones and SNL did not respond to Deadline’s requests for comment. Jones has not posted anything on Twitter since last Tuesday evening.
Having just returned from a stint as an enthusiastic online and sometimes on-air correspondent for NBC at the Rio Olympics, Jones is expected to be joining her fellow SNL cast members when the show’s 42nd season debuts in the fall.
Today’s alleged hack isn’t the first time this summer that Jones has been the subject of online abuse. In July, the actress was attacked on Twitter by negative reviews of the Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters. That escalated to the point where, after trying to expose the hateful posts and complaining to Twitter, Jones went off the social media platform July 18.
I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
Jones returned to Twitter a few days later and would tweet up an Olympics storm in early August before being invited by NBC to join them in the Brazilian metropolis. However, Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from the microblogging site permanently soon afterward for his part in the attacks on Jones and breaking the platform’s policy on such behavior.
No one has been identified as responsible for today’s alleged hack.