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‘Saturday Night Live’: Leslie Jones Goes ‘Mr. Robot’ to Find Out Who Hacked Her Website

Leslie Jones wants to know who’s responsible for the summer’s much-publicized hack of her website, and who better to turn to than the tech geniuses of “Mr. Robot”?

Jones used comedy once again to address the hack, and in the process lampooned USA’s Emmy-winning drama “Mr. Robot” for a sketch on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. In it, Pete Davidson plays Rami Malek’s master hacker Elliot, who’s found by Jones in a coffee shop.

“You gotta help me find out who hacked my pics, who got all my little nasties,” she tells him.

She doesn’t, however, exactly make it easy for Elliot to track down. “You know Windows 95, right?” she asks Elliot at fsociety’s Coney Island headquarters, as she slaps down a massive machine in front of him. Even her security is pretty lax — her password is really just “password,” she reveals to Elliot.

But Elliot does manage to track the hacker down, and meets Jones on a boardwalk (naturally) to reveal to her the news. The hacker was Jones herself.

“It seems you backed up your photos to your online website,” Elliot explains. “I don’t know how you did it. It’s actually really hard to do.”

The “Ghostbusters” star is surprised, but relatively unfazed. “Well, I got a photo shoot with Amtrak magazine that I’m two days late for, so thanks for this,” she tells Elliot.

Jones, whose personal photos were leaked on the internet after she was sent a barrage of racist messages on Twitter, has been getting through the ordeal by poking fun at her own misfortune. She joked about the incident at the Emmys last month, telling the Ernst & Young associates, “Don’t nobody want to know about boring Emmy secrets, okay? But since you’re good at keeping things safe, I got a job for you: My twitter account! Put that in the vault, please.”

The Season 42 “Saturday Night Live” premiere, hosted by Margot Robbie with musical guest the Weeknd, was its highest-rated in eight years. “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda will host next week’s show.

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