Last month (Aug16), the Ghostbusters star fell victim to a cyber criminal, who took control of her website and used it to post photos of Leslie's passport, driver's licence information, and private images, including nude pictures of the actress, online.
Leslie, 48, took a break from social media as she recovered from the online hack, but made a triumphant return to Twitter earlier this month (Sep16). She continued to show her strength on Sunday, as she took the stage at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater at the annual TV prizegiving to make light of the cyber attack.
The Saturday Night Live regular unexpectedly joined the accountants from Ernst & Young, the company which tabulates Emmy votes and protects the final results up until the winners are revealed. As they explained their duty to keep the victors secret, Jones interjected and said, "Since you (sic) good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you - my Twitter account! Put that in the vault, please!"
She continued, "Y'all over here using your skills to protect best voiceover in a French sitcom. Meanwhile, I'm butt naked on CNN! I just wanted to feel beautiful! Y'all, can a sister feel beautiful?"
The website hack occurred a month after Leslie briefly quit Twitter as a result of the online trolls who had bombarded her with racist posts surrounding her involvement in the all-female remake of 1984 classic Ghostbusters, in which she co-starred with Melissa MCCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Following the Twitter hack, celebrity friends and fans, including Katy Perry, Alyssa Milano and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, took to social media to show their support for Leslie, while actresses Gabourey Sidibe, Octavia Spencer, and Patricia Heaton also expressed their outrage at the situation online.
The seriousness of the star's cyber attack prompted FBI officials to take charge of tracking down the culprit, who appeared to have gained access to Jones' iCloud virtual storage account.