The Minotaur Analysis Engine is another project under NovCon Solutions. Its purpose is malware research. One of its engines, called exeTweet, polls twitter constantly, looking for linked executables. Once an executable is found, it is downloaded, cataloged and sent to VirusTotal for analysis. Once results are returned, they are correlated and archived, providing a wealth of information on the relation between the malicious samples, the antivirus vendors’ engines, download sources and more.
Besides the exeTweet engine, Minotaur pulls samples, sources, URLs and other resources from other collections around the net and includes the data from these sources in the aggregate correlations.
Minotaur is still in its infancy and I believe there are many more trends and metrics that would be useful to the analysis community.