Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In January

February 4, 2018

[Written by Don Burgess]

This week it was revealed that malicious YouTube ads were ‘cryptojacking’ people’s computers.

According to Ars Technica, the ads were using people’s “CPUs end electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous hackers.”

“YouTube was likely targeted because users are typically on the site for an extended period of time,” independent security researcher Troy Mursch told Ars. “This is a prime target for crypto jacking malware because the longer the users are mining for cryptocurrency, the more money is made.”

The crypto jacking targeted people through Google’s DoubleClick advertising service. The ads had a mining code called CoinHive that used as much as 80% of user’s CPU.

Locally, not much changed in Bermuda’s Top 20 YouTube channels with Collie Buddz, Bernews, Thirdstory, BIOS and Dr Cindy Trimm remaining firm in the top five spots.

If you know of any channels with Bermuda content which should be included, please email me at All Bermuda Triangle videos are excluded. All YouTube views were recorded on January 29, 2018.

1Collie Buddz27,985,868
5Dr. Cindy Trimm5,263,968
8Burnt House Productions2,855,552
10Royal Gazette1,388,200
11Andrew Stevenson1,207,573
14Heather Nova699,731
15Hot Fiyah Sounds668,201
16Janson Cross599,424
17John Layfield558,724
18Yellow Pages548,236
19DJ Rusty G485,605
20Into Bermuda384,772

Don Burgess is the Executive Officer for the Media Council of Bermuda and is the former deputy editor of the Bermuda Sun newspaper who has earned certifications in social media and inbound marketing through Hootsuite, HubSpot, Udemy and Lern University.

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  1. Ice King says:

    And thanks to Google’s crazy international rules, I believe Bermudians are not entitled to their earned money from views. I have a channel too with over 100,000 views but I cannot get paid for said reason. There is a chance I could be wrong, and let’s hope! It would be interesting to see input from other channel owners on whether they get paid or not. It is amazing to see other Bermudians with over a million views, good job!