After your business has closed you no longer have to think about deleting your social networking pages. Just keep your pages up and operating without someone running them may lead to spamming or hacking your previous customers. It is best to wait about a month from closing your account to delete your profile.
- You may have already heard of the cyber storm known as “Black Tuesday” which hammered the internet giving out millions of cyber attacks and causing many social media sites to close down for good. The reason that Black Tuesday happened was because of hackers going through a large database of bank accounts. Many businesses lost their business because of the cyber attack and it cost them millions of dollars. A business that closed down due to cyber attack cannot reopen until six months after the attack.
- It is important for you to protect your business if you are in this situation as well. You need to consider how much you will lose if your business closes down due to a cyber attack. You should make sure that you do not spend any of the cyber attacks money because this can cause more damage. Another thing you should be aware of is that you will not be able to give your former customers any kind of support after your business closed down due to cyber attack. Most people will just move on with their lives without thinking about how they can get their credits back.
- You have to make sure that the personal information that you posted on your business’ social media accounts is not compromised. After your business closed down for business reasons you may not be able to restore the data on your social media accounts such as your address, phone number, email address and some other data depending on how much privacy you had on those accounts before the business closed down. Your data may be completely recoverable if you were careful enough but most times it is not. Even if you have the data on the accounts it cannot be guaranteed that it will be recovered.
- You should also do a full review of all of the data on your accounts before you decide to close them. Most businesses that have experienced a cyber attack do not realize the full extent of the attack until they close their business down. Many of the hackers that have attacked a business will go back later and try to take the account by force and shut it down again. This is why you have to conduct a full review of all data that was on the accounts so that you can determine whether or not the business is secure enough to keep an account open after the cyber attack.
In the end a business owner needs to realize that if a cyber attack closes down a business for business it can be extremely difficult to get things back on track. Hackers will always find new ways to penetrate and take your information. Once a business is closed for business no one is allowed into the building and it is impossible to do business the same way. There are many things that can be done to help you get things back up including opening a new business account and putting in new software. A business that has been closed due to a cyber attack needs to have the ability to run the business the same way as it did before the attack occurred. It will be up to the IT department to help you through this dark time and help your business return to normal.