Virus Total: malware inside?

Há uns anos ouvi falar sobre um projecto que usava honeypots para identificar malware até então desconhecido. Quando um honeypot era acedido e um ficheiro era descarregado da internet, este era passado a uma empresa que o verificava com todo o software anti-virus conhecido, permitindo assim saber se continha malware conhecido ou não. Pelos vistos esse serviço está disponível de forma gratuita na internet:

Virus Total http://www.virustotal.com/

VirusTotal is a service developed by Hispasec Sistemas that analyzes suspicious files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and web analysis toolbars. VirusTotal's main characteristics are:
* Free, independent service.
* Runs multiple antivirus engines.
* Runs multiple file characterization tools.
* Real time automatic updates of virus signatures.
* Detailed results from each antivirus engine.
* Runs multiple web site inspection toolbars.
* Real time global statistics.
* Analysis automation API.
* Online malware research community.
* Desktop applications (VTUploader, VTzilla) for interacting with
the service.