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A day after hackers unleashed an attack on some of the world's best-known web sites, comedian Leslie Jones weighed in on cyber-security in a commentary on "Saturday Night Live," saying cyber criminals could put their talents to far better use than hacking celebrities. Jones, whose own web site was hacked in August resulting in nude photos and personal information including her passport and driver's license being posted, offered her perspective during her recurring gig as an impassioned contributor to the weekly comedy show's "Weekend Update" news segment. "I am very comfortable with who I am. I am an open book," Jones declared, noting "I keep my porn in a folder labeled porn." "If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask," the comedian added, in what one Twitter user, an entertainment web site editor, said may have been Jones' "finest SNL moment." After starring in the "Ghostbusters" film this summer, Jones briefly quit Twitter because she was bombarded by racist and abusive comments.
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.