Hackers have broken into a “hackathon” in New York City that organizers had planned for participants to help fund research on Parkinson’s disease.
The event was hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Parkinson’s Research and the New York State Department of Health.
The organizers have told Newsweek the event is not related to the Parkinson’s research, and the hackathon was not part of a larger study, as some have speculated.
The hackathon took place at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), a non-profit organization that focuses on Parkinson, which is now the leading cause of dementia in the United States.
“We were extremely proud of the people who participated in this event, and were looking forward to hosting them in the future,” NEIT President Scott C. Smith told Newsweek.
The hacking occurred on Monday, the day the NEIT hackathon began, according to the NEI website.
A spokeswoman for the NEITS told Newsweek that the organization was not responsible for the attack, which also took place in another non-federal organization.
In a statement to Newsweek, NEIT told the publication the event was “in no way related to our ongoing research into Parkinson’s Disease.”
NEIT, the institute said, is a “small non-profits organization” that focuses its efforts on the “fundamental understanding of the disease.”
NEI has since confirmed to Newsweek that hackers broke into the NEID website, which was not associated with the NEIB.
The hackers also stole information about the event, including the winners and the number of participants, according the NEIPoD.com website.
“The NEID organizers are very disappointed with the intrusion and will take swift and appropriate actions to secure the information,” the NEIG statement said.
“Our staff and other NEID staff are working with law enforcement and others to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”
The hack happened in less than 24 hours of the NEIJ conference, which began on March 20 and ends March 21.
NEIJ, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, was founded to support the study of Parkinson and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The NEIJ website describes its mission as “to provide leadership, resources, and knowledge to the field of neurodegenesis and Parkinson disease.”
“We are thrilled that the hack came to light and we are confident that the people involved will be held accountable for this act,” NEIJ said in a statement.
The Northeast Institute of Science and Technology (NISC), which is headquartered in Rochester, New York, has been a central hub for Parkinson research since the early 1990s.
It has been involved in the development of Parkinson therapy for years, as well as other treatments for neurodegeners.
The institute, which operates on campus, has hosted events and workshops focused on Parkinson and related topics.
The NISC website lists the NEIRP, which NEI is not affiliated with, as a “Center for Research and Technology Innovation.”
The NEIRM was founded in 1999 and is a nonprofit research center that provides “intensive and extensive support to the research and development of the new therapies for Parkinson’s.”
A spokesman for NEIRA told Newsweek its goal is to provide “the resources, leadership, and scientific knowledge that will enable us to advance the field.”
NEIRB has also been involved with Parkinson research, according a statement from the organization.
The organization’s mission is “to create and promote innovative research programs that will contribute to the advancement of Parkinson disease research and treatments,” the statement said, adding that it “has long been committed to research into the causes and prevention of Parkinson diseases.”
“NISC is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for the activities of NEIRD,” NEIRPA said in the statement.
NEIRAP is not associated in any way with NEIR, nor is it responsible for any actions taken by NEIR or its employees, the statement added.
NEIB said it had been notified of the incident.
“As soon as we learned of this breach, we immediately contacted law enforcement, which we believe was conducted in cooperation with the FBI,” it said in an email to Newsweek.
NEIPOD.org has posted the results of its own investigation into the incident, which has not yet been released. “
Nei is committed to conducting all activities within the law, which includes investigations and prosecution of those who commit this crime.”
NEIPOD.org has posted the results of its own investigation into the incident, which has not yet been released.
“It is our understanding that this was an act of criminal trespass,” the site’s co-founder, Eric Fischbach, told Newsweek in an interview.
This was an attack on our research, on the people