Hacker Turns Search Expert

The computer hacker Gary McKinnon who was the subject of a ten year legal battle over US extradition has reinvented himself as a search expert.

McKinnon had hacked US government computers but his extradition to face charges there was blocked.

He has now launched a website, called Small SEO, which charges £40 an hour to help businesses get mentioned in search results. On his site, he states he has more than 20 years' experience in IT.

Mr McKinnon was arrested in 2002, then again in 2005 before an order for his extradition was made in July 2006 under the 2003 Extradition Act.

Back in October 2012, Home Secretary Theresa May said that MckKinnon should be permitted to stay in the UK on human rights grounds after medical reports said it was very likely that he would try to kill himself if extradited. Mr McKinnon has Asperger's syndrome.

On his website, McKinnon says: "My aim is to provide high-quality SEO to small businesses and individuals. All of my clients have so far reached the first page of Google search results for their primary keywords."

Some of the clients in his portfolio include law firm Kaim Todner, tutoring service GMAT Tutor London, and Jamm, "home of the egg roller and the child-safety door stop".

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