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Homeland Security Is Investigating the Leslie Jones Website Hack

Stacy Diaz | 01 September, 2016, 11:26

Celebrities are showing their support for Leslie Jones in the wake of her invasive website hack.

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of Homeland Security, said: " The investigation is now ongoing. "As a matter of agency policy, we are unable to disclose any details related to an active investigation", the agency told NBC in a statement.

ICE, as the agency is known, is a branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

After the information appeared on the site Wednesday, Twitter users took to the social media platform to voice negative opinions of the photos.

U.S. authorities have launched an investigation into the hacking of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones' website after intimate photos of the actress were posted online.

The hacker also uploaded a video in tribute to gorilla Harambe at the top of the site.

"The investigation is now ongoing".

Jones, who has been the target of racist and sexist backlash since she was confirmed for "Ghostbusters" in January 2015, took her website offline after the hack. Twitter banned Yiannopoulos, and Jones returned to Twitter.

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.

The hacking is the latest in a slew of racial attacks and hate crimes against the actress. Others insist that the hack may have been retaliation for Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos being suspended from Twitter last month, due to his part in an extended Twitter attack on Jones last month.