Academia warned to guard 'crown jewels' after British Library hack

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"We're talking about a huge digital library. We're talking about journals that are key to writing papers," Louise Marie Hurel, researcher at the London School of Economics and the Royal United Services Institute think-tank's cybersecurity programme, told AFP. "It's not just about lending or borrowing books... It is a national jewel in terms of the knowledge it bears," added Hurel, who frequently studied at the library when studying for her masters degree.