A sudden fear grips you, and you begin to feel strange physical symptoms and sensations of doom and worry. Is this a panic attack? Sudden, overwhelming fear: That’s panic in a nutshell. You may have felt that kind of sudden, overwhelming fear in terrifying situations – like when you’re forced to slam on the brakes to narrowly miss a car speeding through a red light or when a large dog lunges at you with teeth bared. But a panic attack can happen at moments that have nothing to do with terror – like in the midst of a deep sleep or a dull meeting or while in a class or stuck in traffic or in line at the grocery store. And you don’t have to have a diagnosed panic disorder to experience a panic attack. Panic attacks come on suddenly and unpredictably, and often peak after about 10 to 20 minutes mark.
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And millions of customers have still not received emails warning them details were stolen – 24 hours after news of the security breach was leaked. The huge number of users trying to change passwords caused eBays servers to slow right down, leaving millions of accounts potentially open to attack. Chartered accountant Richard Murphy said: eBay say I must reset my password. When I try to they say that’s not possible because too many people are trying to reset their passwords. Twitter user TweetieKaz wrote: Went to eBay to change my password but couldn’t due to traffic… I hope I can get that done soon. As the Mirror reported on Wednesday, the online market place was attacked by cyber crooks in late February and early March, but eBay said it only became aware of the breach earlier in May. It said mountains of data had to be sifted before it could let its 223 million registered users know. User names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers were all illegally accessed but the company moved to reassure customers no financial information was compromised. eBay also told customers to change log-in details on other websites where they use the same password.
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