News of a scandal in South Korea with spy cams that filmed 1,500 guests secretly, some even livestreamed, is now raging and of course people are angry. This practice was discovered in 42 rooms at 30 hotels around the country, according to police. Cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders and in some cases livestreamed to a specialist website with over 4,000 members, reported by CNN.
There has been a growing problem in South Korea as the spy cams have become such a problem that young women have recently marched in Seoul to protest. From May 2018, there have been several protests and marches driven by women who want this issue addressed. The problem of spy cams or illegal cameras has increased as they have been installed in toilets, and as reported in hotels. This crime has risen in recent years, with cameras hidden in soda pop bottles, baseball caps, and even in battery chargers – all items that can be left on a desk or in a room and for the most part, go unnoticed. In 2010 there were 1,100 cases found while in 2017 a total of 6,000 cases have been discovered.
Two men have been arrested in connected with the latest scheme while several others are being investigated in this hotel spy cam scandal. In related news, one KPop star has been arrested for filming young women in compromised situations, and of course he has been arrested.