Phishing is still one of the most common ways that cybercriminals get hold of your details. [video]
Before the Internet, criminals had to dig through people's trash or intercept their mail to steal their personal information. Now that all of this information is available online, criminals also use the Internet to steal people's identities, hack into their accounts, trick them into revealing the information, or infect their devices with malware. Phishing is a form of social engineering; Denial-of-Service attacks - flooding a network.
Source: BBC Technology News