Hotel Guests Secretly Filmed (and streamed online) in South Korea

In an extremely unsettling report, it appears that around 1600 hotel guests were secretly filmed during their stays at South Korean hotels. Guests from more than 30 hotels and 10 different cities were filmed via secret cameras hidden in hair dryers, TVs and wall sockets.  Apparently the footage was streamed online to a website where people paid more than $40.00 a month.

According to CNN’s Sophie Jeong’s original article which broke the story, “South Korea has a serious problem with spy cameras and illicit filming. In 2017, more than 6,400 cases of illegal filming were reported to police compared to around 2,400 in 2012.


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A terrifying incident for sure and something all travelers can be uneasy out. We’ve often wondered how prevalent this sort of stuff is worldwide and in the United States. Stay tuned for more information as this story continues to unfold.

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