“Ghostbusters” actress and comedian Leslie Jones’ site was hacked on Wednesday and nude pictures and private advice including her passport and driver’s license were posted, based on media reports.
The site, www.JustLeslie.com, was later went offline.
Several reports of the hacking, which was first reported by TMZ.com, said it appeared the website was accessed through Jones’ private cell phone or iCloud account, which lets users save photographs and other content online and get it from any Apple apparatus.
Representatives from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Jones’ agent didn’t react to requests for comment.
One of the pictures posted to her site was a video of Harambe, the gorilla killed by the Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year old boy fell into his pen in May, based on the reports.
Jones, 48, became a top topic that was trending on social media on Wednesday after the news. Support was expressed by many Twitter users for the actress, who was a target of racist bullying on Twitter in July.
“These acts against Leslie Jones … Are sickening. It’s racist & sexist. It’s disgusting. That is hate crimes. This ain’t ‘children joshing round’,” tweeted musician Questlove Gomez (@questlove).
“Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig (@paulfeig) wrote on Twitter, “What Is happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage … haters, trolls, ‘comics,’ whoever … you all are, you are only miserable.”
In 2014, Apple confirmed that naked photos of celebs including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was obtained through the hacking of iCloud accounts , then posted online.
Apple said the leaks resulted from targeted attacks on not a direct infraction of Apple systems, and accounts in which private information was stored.
After starring in the “Ghostbusters” movie this summer, Jones briefly stop Twitter because she was bombarded by racist and abusive opinions.
In response, numerous reports were permanently frozen by Twitter and said it was taking steps to face abusive conduct on its network.