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 52019 TCP:
$ telnet 22.214.171.124 52019
Connected to 126.96.36.199.
Escape character is ‘^]’
Referencing malware samples: