According to our telemetry and our own intelligence, the host at this IP address has been setup by cyber criminals for the exclusive purpose of hosting phishing sites, malware distribution sites and/or botnet controllers. We therefore advise our users to block any traffic from/to this IP address.
The host at this IP address is running a malware botnet controller which is being used to control infected computers (bots) around the globe using a trojan horse.
Malware botnet controller at 188.8.131.52 on port 443:
$ telnet 184.108.40.206 443
Connected to 220.127.116.11.
Escape character is ‘^]’
Malicious domains observed at this IP address:
circus.ws. 600 IN A 18.104.22.168
llis.in. 600 IN A 22.214.171.124
smartid.ws. 600 IN A 126.96.36.199
tornado.ws. 600 IN A 188.8.131.52