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Instagram Playboy Dan Bilzerian’s Twitter Got Hacked by a Few ‘Kids’

Dan Bilzerian, the millionaire bro-king of Instagram, had his Twitter account hijacked Thursday by three kids who were able to break into his AOL email account and use it to reset his Twitter password. The hackers used Bilzerian’s 1.3 million–follower account to solicit follows for their own accounts, but never gained access to his social-media crown jewel, his Instagram account.

One of the hackers, who goes by 4iden, provided screenshots to the Daily Dot showing that he had access to the infamous playboy’s inbox and Twitter account. He claimed he got in through social engineering — tricking AOL customer service into giving him the keys to Bilzerian’s email.

When they were done with the account, the hackers didn’t return it directly to Bilzerian. Instead, the Daily Dot reports, they turned it over to minor Snapchat celebrity and well-known gamer Ricky Banks, telling him they were fans.

According to Banks, the hackers were good people who eventually decided to do the right thing. On Twitter, he described them as “a couple of kids,” and said he was trying to get in touch with Bilzerian to return the account.

As of Thursday evening, Bilzerian apparently hadn’t regained control of the account; the kids’ tweets, including a hilarious photo of a screaming goose, are still up on his account.

Bilzerian was most recently seen on Instagram with a bag containing what he said was $100,000-worth of Powerball tickets.

Instagram Playboy Dan Bilzerian’s Twitter Hacked