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The IP address range nominally belongs to grey hat host Hetzner in Germany, although it has been reallocated to a registrant in Israel. This block recently came up as the source for a ZeroAccess infection picked up from

A look at the range ( – shows several suspicious websites with domains apparently generated by DoItQuick (more info here). Most of the domains are too new to have any reputation, although given the live distribution of malware and the randomly chosen names then they are unlikely to be doing anything nice.

Also, I notice that quite a lot of suspect sites have recently been moved from this range to point at instead, a common trick when malcious domains needs to be pointed somewhere else quickly.

The registrant for this block is:
 inetnum: –
netname:         R5X
descr:           r5x
country:         DE
admin-c:         TG3863-RIPE
tech-c:          TG3863-RIPE
status:          ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:          HOS-GUN
source:          RIPE # Filtered

person:          Tomas Gailiavicius
address:         r5x
address:         Kalinina 47-71
address:         188760 Priozersk
address:         RUSSIAN FEDERATION
phone:           +79876960550
nic-hdl:         TG3863-RIPE
mnt-by:          HOS-GUN
source:          RIPE # Filtered

Also these domains appear to be deactivated by pointing them to, but you might want to block them just in case:

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