New Zealanders compromised in massive data breach of

Internet registrar has admitted to a security breach of its online users' data, affecting customers all around the world.

Last week the company - which helps people create their own websites - issued a statement, claiming the data breach happened in August.

The company said a third-party had gained unauthorised access to a "limited" number of its computer systems.

"As a result, account information may have been accessed," the company said in a statement.

However, says no credit card data was compromised.

"Upon discovery of this unauthorised access, the company immediately began working with an independent cybersecurity firm to conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the scope of the incident, including the specific data impacted." 

It's recommended that customers change their passwords, the company says., which is owned by, is commonly used in New Zealand and was also affected, according to NZME. An email was sent to Kiwi customers on Monday to notify them of the breach.