Security breach at Statista database

January 19, 2023

Do you have a personal account for the Statista database that WUR Library offers? Statista has been affected by a security breach that occurred at their email marketing platform Mailchimp. This breach allowed an unauthorized actor to download the data of Statista users.

Personal data registered users obtained

If you have a personal account for the Statista database, your data are affected, including name, surname and email address. No password information was leaked and third parties can't access your Statista account. Statista informed the data protection authorities and is further investigating the issue with Mailchimp.

If you use Statista without a personal account, you are not affected by this security incident. You can find more details about this security breach here. Details of how Statista manages personal data can be found here.

Watch out for phishing emails

We recommend you to be particularly attentive to phishing emails over the course of the upcoming months.


We are sorry for the inconvenience you may experience because of this security incident. If you have further questions, please send an email to the Servicedesk Facilities.