It seems that MyMonero.com has been hacked and a lot of XMRs are gone. Mine probably included. I want to check my wallet and send out everything as soon as possible.

I setup full node, synced blockchain but when it comes to seed recovery, it needs 25 words recovery seed or keys. I have only 13 words recovery seed from mymonero (from hopefully not hacked version) and no keys.

I cannot get keys from mymonero.com (i will never login there anymore).

How can i solve this situation?

Thank you and DO NOT LOG INTO MYMONERO.COM (never) again!

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This is done as follows:

  1. Go to this page: https://github.com/luigi1111/xmr.llcoins.net/

  2. Click on Clone or download and download the ZIP file. This ZIP file can be used offline if needed.

  3. In addition, you can verify the files by following the steps in the README: https://github.com/luigi1111/xmr.llcoins.net/#xmrllcoinsnet

  4. Open addresstests.html

  5. Put the 13 word MyMonero seed in box 1. Mnemonic Seed

  6. Click on Gen 2.

  7. Click on Gen 3 & 4.

  8. Click on Gen 5.

  9. Click on Gen 6.

  10. Click on Gen 7.

  11. Now that you have your private view key + private spend key + public address, proceed with this guide:

How to restore a Monero wallet from Private Keys

For the CLI, first perform step 1 to 10 as well. Thereafter, perform the following steps:

[1] Browse to the directory monero-wallet-cli is located.

[2a] On Windows, open a new command prompt from the same directory as monero-wallet-cli.exe. This is done by first making sure your cursor isn't located on any of the files and subsequently doing SHIFT + right click. It will give you an option to "Open command window here". If you're using Windows 10, it'll, most likely, give you an option to open the Powershell.

[2b] On Linux and Mac OS X, open a new terminal from the same directory as monero-wallet-cli

[3a] On Windows, type the following command in the command prompt:

monero-wallet-cli.exe --generate-from-keys <wallet-name>

If that doesn't work in the Powershell, type:

.\monero-wallet-cli.exe --generate-from-keys <wallet-name>

If that doesn't work either in the Powershell, type:

./monero-wallet-cli.exe --generate-from-keys <wallet-name>

[3b] On Linux and Mac OS X, type the following command in the terminal:

./monero-wallet-cli --generate-from-keys <wallet-name>

[4] Enter your private spend key, private view key, and public address, and it will "recreate" your MyMonero wallet.

P.S. Luigi1111 is a core-team member of Monero.

  • Great solution, however be weary of entering your mnemonic code anywhere online, even on a search engine. It can easily be taken and someone may transfer your coins to an undisclosed account. You can also try to use the restore wallet option on Monero GUI - Helium Hydra, using your public, private and spend key on your computer.
    – dsalvat1
    Dec 19, 2017 at 23:43
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    Thank you, it worked. However let me add one more security step - after step 3 disconnect internet and open that addresstests.html file in anonymous window. After keys generation close browser. It ensures no evil js on page (or as a browser extension) can send your keys out of your computer.
    – lukyer
    Dec 19, 2017 at 23:57

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