In December I wrote about a woman suing Hilton claiming a hotel employee videotaped her in the shower and used the photos to blackmail her. I’ve written about plenty of cases of video surreptitiously hidden in hotel rooms and also inside of Airbnb accommodations.
Now there’s any case being reported of a paid subcription website where viewers could watch hotel guests being secretly taped in South Korean hotel rooms.
Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme.
Credit: South Korea National Police Agency, via CNN
In all about 1600 people were filmed with cameras hidden “inside digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders.” The videos were being watched by up to 4000 members of the site. Apparently 97 of those members paid $45 a month to be able to “replay certain live streams.”
(HT: C Boarding Group)