I've noticed that every few seconds transactions show up on live Tangle trackers with a tag of:
Here a pending one valued at $144k which appeared 3 minutes ago: iotasear.ch result.
Using http://iota.cool I can see that there have been at least 500 of these transactions in the last minute, all of which are as yet unconfirmed. https://thetangle.org shows that there have been over 22,000 transactions with this tag.
This tag isn't a one-off example, either, there are other tags like "PC99STOLEN9IOTAS999F***9YOU, "D999STOLEN9IOTAS999F***9YOU" and "UG99STOLEN9IOTAS999F***9YOU" which I've noticed. I'm sure there are many others.
If I look at the list of richest 100 addresses, the top 5 all feature unconfirmed transactions with this tag - some spanning back to over a month ago.
Some of these transactions are actually marked as confirmed, such as this one valued at $1k:
- How are they able to generate a transaction from an address like this?
- Why are there so many of these?
- Should I be worried about this?