Precise data point summary regarding covert, hostile surveillance in 30 South Korean hotels, 21 March 2019

Mar Mon, 2019 Hotel Attacks

Most of the following data points come from the well done and succinct CNN article, “Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online,” 21 March 2019, by Sophie Jeong and James Griffiths.

Hotels, then, need to add, where/when appropriate, counter surveillance (spotting and removing hidden cameras) to their risk reduction repertoire. Hotel guests intent on privacy should educate themselves on detecting surveillance technology in their hotel rooms as well. Various sites offer suggestions. See here, here, and here for starters.

Sources and further reading:

Spy-cam recorded 1600 hotel guests for a pay porn site,” IOL.com, 25 March 2019.

Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online,” CNN, 21 March 2019.

Two people arrested for spycam videos of 1,600 people,” Korea Herald, 20 March 2019.

Erin Andrews Wins $55M In Hotel Peephole Lawsuit; Jury Blames Hotel & Stalker,” Deadline.com, 7 March 2016.

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