Yesterday a living skid mark (or living skid marks) had hacked Leslie Jones’ personal website and released a bunch of her personal information, as well as some racism. Shortly after it happened, I swung by Twitter and noticed two things. One, that the hashtag “#IStandWithLeslie” was trending. And two, that a lot of people were scratching their heads and wondering if the powers that be would track down who’s responsible. According to TMZ, both the FBI and Homeland Security have gotten involved.
Sources close to the situation told TMZ that the FBI were working on a strategy to find out who hacked Leslie. It wasn’t known if the investigation was being conducted by agents from Los Angeles or New York (Leslie lives in both cities). The source added that it was FBI serious; neither the LAPD or the NYPD are working on it.
TMZ also learned today that the FBI has handed off Leslie’s case to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for two reasons. Homeland Security has the best cyber crimes unit in the country and they’ve worked with Leslie before. Sources say Leslie had a problem with catfishing in the past and Homeland Security helped her out.
As for whether or not they have any leads, TMZ says they’ve been told there’s some evidence that the hackers might be a group from Japan.
Leslie has yet to comment on what happened to her website yesterday. I hope that’s because she’s too busy taking a break from life by curling up in the arms of that tall glass of egg whites Colin Jost.
I have full faith that Homeland Security will get to the bottom of this, if only because I know how thorough they are when it comes to matters of a much smaller scale. Homeland Security once dumped the entire contents of my carry-on bag at the airport over a hair clip. They did it a second time over a candle. If Homeland Security conducts such a meticulous investigation to find a hair clip in a small rolling suitcase, I can only imagine how hard they’ll work on Leslie’s case.