The surge in extortion scam emails indicates the variations employed by threat actors.

Sextortion-style scams are popular among scammers.

The year 2020 is just three months away and the cyber threat landscape is observing a staggering growth in extortion email scams. Almost 300 million such emails have been blocked in the first five months of 2019 and it is believed that these types of scams are likely to go upward in the coming months.