To everyone posting with stolen balances:
You have all likely used malicious online seed generators when generating your seed. It looks like the owner of that website(s) decided to steal all of the victims' funds today, so we're seeing a bunch of panicked posts about stolen funds.
Here's a great initial postmortem of the situation (written by Ralf)
Instructions:1. If the stolen transaction is still pending (it'll say "Pending" underneath the transaction in your wallet history), URGENTLY send your entire balance to an address in a different seed.
You might need to use the CLI wallet in order to make this new transaction so that you can bypass the double spending prevention mechanism that's built into the GUI wallet. You need to get your new transaction confirmed before the stolen transaction is confirmed.CLI Wallet
-https://github.com/MichaelSchwab/iota-commandline-wallethttps://github.com/TimSamshuijzen/iotaproxyCLI Wallet Instructions: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7rlvx5/how_to_how_to_maybe_rescue_your_funds_before_the/
-- or -- https://forum.helloiota.com/post/8584
For those who need urgent real-time assistance, join the IOTA Discord channel and ask for help immediately: https://discord.gg/fNGZXvh
2. If the stolen transaction is confirmed (it'll say "Confirmed" underneath the transaction in your wallet history), unfortunately that IOTA is now gone forever. This is a terrible situation, but hopefully we can use this experience to inculcate safe seed generation practices. Please see the "Legal Action" addendum below for details on legal recourse.
Please consider pursuing legal action. Someone from the community needs to step up and initiate the legal process: https://forum.helloiota.com/9284/Call-to-action-lets-catch-the-thief
The golden rule is to change 10 characters from whatever string of characters the seed generator gives you. Preferably, avoid online seed generators altogether. Here are the currently recognized best practices of seed generation by the IOTA community: https://helloiota.com/generate-seed.html
Legal Action: Since IOTA is an open-source software project, there's no central entity that has control over balances or permissions. However, this doesn't mean that there's no legal recourse if you were one of the unfortunate victims of this crime! I've already informally encouraged some victims to link up and explore taking legal action against the perpetrators of this theft. Even if you can just find one other victim who lives in your country, it would be smart to team up with them and attempt to navigate the legal process together.
The more people who decide to take action, the better. Nobody is going to act on your behalf, and nothing will happen if everyone sits around waiting for something to happen. Please let me know if I can be of any help during this process by either posting here on the forum or messaging me in discord.