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January 17, 2007

A Public Apology for Michael Gray and Todd Malicoat

My comments at Threadwatch could be read as questioning the character and professionalism of both Michael Gray and Todd Malicoat.

I don’t want that to be the case, and where this is construed, I offer my unreserved and sincere apologies for the misperception.

It was obvious from the start that the hacking of SEO blogs wasn’t a normal hacking event.

The rampant attention seeking worked as linkbait from the start – but that doesn’t mean to say the people who were hacked were an active or willingly part of the process.

The whole event is ugly to the core, and I’m sure the person behind it will be suitably tarred and feathered by those willing to see the matter through.

Ironically, the reason I found out Graywolf and Stuntduble were hacked is because I wanted to approach them about link baiting services for a new client.

Ironic, huh?

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  1. Heh no worries mate I try not to let stuff like that get me worked up.

    Comment by Graywolf — January 17, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  2. Yep – no problem man – if it wasn’t me, it probably would have been one of my first thoughts too:) I do LIKE links, but I’m not gonna sell my soul for ‘em. Thanks for taken the time to say something.

    Comment by Todd — January 17, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  3. Simply glad to see you both up and taking it in your stride.

    Been hacked before and lost important data, so I empathise with how you both felt – just didn’t want to be seen to be adding to the ugliness of it all.

    Comment by Brian Turner — January 17, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

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