Darius Fisher is the CEO of the online reputation management company Status Labs. Status Labs has become sort of the flagship company in terms of online reputation management thanks to their expertise, activism, and social awareness that has put them in the news for all of the right reasons of late. Darius Fisher, as the head of the company, has taken to becoming the public face of what they are trying to do. One big aspect of reputation management is in how you deal with a crisis of your brand as a result of getting doxxed. Fisher decided to put together some simple tips to help you deal with a doxxing attack.
In order to deal with getting doxxed you kinda, sorta need to know what it means. Getting doxxed is when your personal information gets leaked to the public and used against you to cause problems in your personal life. When you get doxxed it is important that you act quick and calmly. Fisher advocates first making sure to lock down all of your accounts by changing their passwords and re-checking your privacy settings. Don’t reuse the same password on multiple websites and always make your password hard to guess.
Next up, Fisher advocates that you take proactive steps in getting your information off of the internet. Take some time to websearch your name in order to see what data is getting bandied about. Contact these websites and request that your personal data be removed. Many websites will comply but some might cause issues. In the case of websites who don’t comply, you may have to get a lawyer involved. Having an attorney involved will typically get these websites to interact in a positive way. Finally, you will want to get into the habit of changing your passwords and personal information on a semi regular basis. This is the easiest way to prevent password hacks and doxxing attacks.
You can follow all of these steps and still end up getting doxxed. The next best thing you can do is to have a company like Status Labs on your side to help get passed the potential information crisis that you run into.
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