Two men have been arrested after more than 1,600 people were secretly filmed in their hotel rooms in South Korea.
The pair are accused of installing tiny cameras in TV boxes, electric sockets and hairdryer holders in 42 rooms across 10 cities and streaming the footage online.
The streaming website has more than 4,000 members, many of whom pay a $44.95 (£34.15) monthly fee to access extra features, including being able to replay the live streams.
Between November 2018 and March 2019, this service made more than $6,000 (£4,556.91), according to CNN.
‘There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were (secretly installed) and were consistently and secretly watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,’ police said.
South Korea has seen a growing problem with illicit filming and spy cameras, with more than 6,400 cases being reported in 2017 compared with 2,400 in 2012.
The growing epidemic – known as ‘molka’ – sees the mainly female victims getting filmed in toilets, schools and offices.
Last year, thousands of women took to the streets of South Korea to demand action against the molka under the slogan: ‘My life is not your porn’.
There is also believed to be an equally widespread problem with revenge porn, where perpetrators film videos of sexual relations without their partner’s consent.
Just days ago a number of high-profile K-pop stars resigned after admitting to filming and watching illicit porn videos.
K-pop star and TV personality Jung Joon Young, 30, admitted to filming 10 of women in sex acts and sharing the videos.
It is alleged that he distributed them with other K-pop artists, including former BigBang singer Seungri and FT Island’s Choi Jong Hoon.
The scandal has resulted in them all retiring from the entertainment business.