Twitter has been censured after several high-profile accounts have been hacked. Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones joked about her Twitter hack at the Emmys, asking the accounting firm Ernst & Young to protect her Twitter account. Ernst & Young accountants take pride in keeping Emmy winners under protection, so Jones presented the firm with a difficult challenge on Sunday night.
Jones has a tough job for Ernst & Young
On Sunday at the 2016 Emmys, something different happened during the segment in which accountants address the audience. During the award show, comedian Leslie Jones addressed the reps and made the segment funny. At the awards show, Jones asked the accounting firm to use its skills to protect something more sensitive than the Emmys.
The Ghostbusters star said to the Ernst & Young, which protects the voting results at the Emmys until the envelopes are opened, that she appreciates all the hard work that they do, but they are protecting something that no one is trying to steal.
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“Don’t nobody want to know about boring Emmys secrets, OK? But since you good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you: My Twitter account,” Jones said. “Put that in the vault, please. 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.”
To keep Twitter account safe
Jones was indirectly hinting at last month’s Twitter hack in which cyber-attackers posted nude pictures and the driver’s license and passport photos of the SNL standout on her site, JustLeslie.com. TMZ broke the story that the FBI is searching for the person who hacked into Jones’ iCloud account and posted her nude pictures and personal information on the web.
Recently, the actress returned to Twitter after being hacked. The Ghostbusters actress suffered harassment from racist trolls on the platform after her account was hacked. Eventually, she left the social media platform. In July, Milo Yiannopoulos, technology editor at Breitbart, was banned from the platform for encouraging and conducting online harassment against Jones.
Since the comedienne left the stage arm in arm with an Ernst & Young representative, we assume that the future of her online security is in good hands.
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