New Crackling Noise When Recording

I have a Blue Yeti microphone and was doing recordings on audacity for months. Everything worked great through yesterday. TODAY I CAN’T RECORD ANYTHING WITHOUT STATIC SOUNDS IN THE RECORDING. What has changed/happened/broken to make this noise suddenly show up in my recordings? Help!!

(I can’t hear the static in my headphones during the recording, only after when listening to it.)

What can I do to correct things and get it back to how I once had it?

Let’s understand something. Audacity records what it is given. The problem is with Yeti in particular, and low end USB mics in general, not Audacity.

Have you tried making the cable less taut?