Here's a bit of a public service announcement: If someone asks you over IM to "Hey check out this video!" they foolishly fell for the just-breaking ViddyHo virus. Don't follow them.

This comes straight from our Gawker overlord Nick Denton: If you click the link, it takes you to the and asks you for your Google Talk login information. For the fools who enter their user info (that's Denton's IM window up above, with a couple folks who are already victims; sorry Rachel and Brian) it will then spam all of your chat buddies with the same message.

Viruses are usually annoying, but in this case, it's kind of fun to see who falls for it and who doesn't. Denton says: "I nearly did."

Update: our geekier brethren tell us that this is a "worm" and not a "virus," as the original headline suggested.