It usually is very difficult to deal with justified reproaches here and there against you as a person. On the other hand, having to deal with an online attack with a vendetta against your reputation is just unwarranted and unfair. Cyber bullies are famous for this tactic in tarnishing people’s reputations and dealing with such is usually a daunting task.
Using a non-legal approach or a legal approach is where there is a battle of opinions come in for most people facing an online attack. The legal way is a little tough as it shows your attackers you are ready to battle this out the justifiable way while the non-legal way is not all that serious butt captures the same spirit. With the legal way, you shall have to consider the legal fees but it is an undoubtedly successful way to deal with the issue. It may, however, come off looking like you are a tad heavy handed to the online community and therefore garnering support for the attacker.
The non-legal approach requires you to get into contact with the attacker and ask them to pull down false information about you. The attacker may pull down the content and thus restore your reputation. However if the attacker is hiding behind a fake identity or is anonymously posting this damaging content, the non-legal approach might not be all that helpful.
If the false statements and stories are posted by anonymous bodies, there is need to bring in an online defamation attorney who shall then be able to investigate, find the identities and take them to court if necessary. You will find that the case won’t need to go to court but you need to be open to that option if need arises. Most of the online attacks are meant to throw you into financial pitfalls or area from plain malice and thus affecting your source of income, the court shall find just cause for a case. The attorney you have chosen shall rise above it and settle the case for you.
As you await the court process to go on, there is another way that you can still use to bring down your online attacker, that is report them. Kick the attacker where it hurts and report them to their domain registrar, their hosting companies, the social media platform and even to Google. This is an easy way to have the attacker shut down. You can use this as a last hand if all else seems not to be working lest it be received as a similar retaliatory attack on your attacker which then affects their livelihood. Ensure you have sought legal advice before doing this and involve all stakeholders in case there is a backlash on you. The results of pulling this stunt may be very tough so you need to be prepared.