We've said before that every business needs to have a website to do business in the digital world. And it isn't a bad idea for individuals to have websites as well, whether to show off a hobby, an online portfolio of work, or to host a digital resume.
Of course, getting a website usually costs money. While it isn't really a lot anymore for a basic site (usually a few dollars a month), it's still money. So if there's a free version, you know people are going to opt for that.
That's why 000webhost's free Web hosting service has a reported 13 million users worldwide. And, unfortunately, they're all now at risk.
According to 000webhost, back in March hackers found an unpatched flaw on its server and uploaded malicious software that stole the user names, email addresses and passwords for all its users. 000webhost says it cleaned out the malicious programs, updated its software and is requiring its users to change their passwords.