I'll just try to spread the word as much as possible. If you have not changed your Lotro-password recently, YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY CHANGE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Might not be a bad idea to change it again anyway.
There is a strong possibility that the recent security breach at Turbine might have been used to hack into people's accounts to strip and delete their characters. While there's a recovery process, it's not something you'll enjoy by the looks of it.