The host at this IP address is obviously operated by cybercriminals. It 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 located at 18.104.22.168 on port 44961 TCP:
$ telnet 22.214.171.124 44961
Connected to 126.96.36.199.
Escape character is ‘^]’
Referencing malware samples (MD5 hash):
b07370fef540fb0968226a98d47a2ea4 — AV detection: 29 / 70 (41.43%)