Homeland Security Investigates Hacking of 'Ghostbusters' Star Leslie Jones' Website

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Agents at the FBI have reportedly launched an investigation into the brutal hack attack targeting actress Leslie Jones.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security and its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told Deadline.com Thursday that its NY office "does now have an open investigation".

The hackers leaked personal information and a number of photos including nudes, passport and driver's license scans, as well as the Saturday Night Live star's phone number and Twitter password, as The Wrap noted.

Jones has yet to comment on the incident.

LOS ANGELES-The Department of Homeland Security is now investigating a cyber hack that exposed Leslie Jones' personal information and leaked nude photos on her official website. A racist video was also posted to the site, which has since been taken offline. Other celebrities, including Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, Katy Perry and Questlove came to her defense on Wednesday.

This comes after Leslie was racially abused by vile trolls earlier this summer, leading to her quitting Twitter.

Jones was previously the a target of online harassment in July when a series of racist and misogynistic attacks bombarded her Twitter account.

TMZ first reported the hack.

An FBI spokeswoman said Homeland Security was handling the matter.

Clinton has likely met Jones on at least one occasion previously, given that she made a brief appearance near the start of this past season.

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