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 22.214.171.124 on port 1996 TCP:
$ telnet 126.96.36.199 1996
Connected to 188.8.131.52.
Escape character is ‘^]’
Referencing malware samples: