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Pentagon hacker McKinnon reinvents himself as SEO guru

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon reinvents himself as SEO guru

Comment/ Here is another Snowden wanna be unable to come to the U.S. as a warrant still out for him.


By John Leyden, 31 Jul 2014


Former hacker and US extradition target Gary McKinnon has found a new career as a search engine optimisation expert.

McKinnon - who successfully fought a 10-year campaign against extradition to the US over charges he hacked into Pentagon systems - has launched Small SEO, which specialises in making sure small businesses appear prominently in search results. The 48-year-old Scot is selling his services for £40 a hour.


Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a multi-pronged process by which a website appears more prominently in Google and other search engine results when surfers search for a topic relevant to a firm's business.

Home Secretary Theresa May withdrew an extradition order against the 48-year-old Brit on medical and human rights grounds in October 2012. Psychiatrists warned there was a risk that McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and depression, would commit suicide rather than accept the grim prospect of extradition and subsequent trial in the US.


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