The hacking approaches used and the methods used can be classified in different ways. In this article, we will look at the most common methods in three so-called motivational planes: monetization, entertainment, and espionage. Phishing is one of the methods of social engineering, in which there is some bait, thanks to which there is an impact on the human user. As such, the bait can be the promise of benefits from the completed action, for example, receiving a lottery win after the transfer of all bank details and access codes to the client-bank. As a rule, in attacks of this kind, the user is forced to follow a specific link specified in an email, chat, or private message.