Hotel guests at 30 South Korean hotels secretly filmed

As many as 1600 guests staying at 30 hotels in South Korea have been caught up in a live streaming scandal.

Two people have been arrested for using webcams to spy on the hotel guests in 10 different cities over the last six months.

The Cyber Investigation Department of the National Police Agency said the suspects spied on guests using tiny cameras hidden in TVs, hair dryers and electric sockets.

The suspects are accused of setting up a website using an overseas server that attracted more than 4,000 members, nearly 100 of whom paid $45 a month for on-demand video access.

The use of spycams to film women in public restrooms and other locations has been a growing problem in South Korea in recent years with more than 6,000 cases reported there in 2017.