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Site Malware Issue Update: Restoring ParsippanyFocus.com for Informed Community News

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PARSIPPANY — We faced a persistent malware issue on our site, a matter that has caused significant delays in its resolution. Zoomus Marketing, our parent company, manages approximately 75 websites and has been deeply involved in hosting services for many years. Our hosting infrastructure includes two separate servers, one of which is AWS (Amazon Web Server), housing 53 sites in total. Surprisingly, only parsippanyfocus.com was affected by the malware, despite sharing similar mechanisms with other sites such as morrisfocus.com.

In recent weeks, we have made several attempts to restore parsippanyfocus.com, only to see the malware return. Our dedicated IT professionals have been tirelessly working to resolve this issue.

In the interim, we decided to create a page on www.morrisfocus.com where we’ve been sharing Parsippany news while we work to rectify the problem. Our primary goal is to ensure that the residents of Parsippany stay informed. We’ve been asked why we didn’t simply delete the files from the server and start anew. The reason is that doing so would have meant losing approximately 15 years of valuable historical data. We’ve made it clear to our IT team that we are committed to restoring the original site.

Parsippanyfocus.com was being redirected to morrisfocus.com, which may have gone unnoticed by many.

Earlier today, we successfully resurrected ParsippanyFocus.com using an older backup, as we regularly back up all of our websites. During this period, we published 60 stories on www.morrisfocus.com/category/parsippany, in addition to numerous Morris County stories.

We will proceed to repost these 60 stories on www.parsippanyfocus.com once we are confident that the site will remain free of malware. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging period.”

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Governor of Division 9 Kiwanis Club of NJ, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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