The FBI’s IC3 has issued a special alert for increased extortion attacks as shared in the following bulletins:

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning of a recent increase in extortion email scams. Cyber criminals threaten to release explicit photos or videos of victims unless they agree to send payment.  CISA encourages everyone to review the IC3 Alert and the CISA Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks. If you believe you are a victim of cybercrime, file a complaint with IC3 at