Why does Googlebot attempt to crawl /admin/install.php?

On one site I own, I recently started seeing Googlebot checking for non-existing URIs: - - [23/Feb/2020:10:18:48 +0100] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 404 118 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)" "-" - - [23/Feb/2020:10:18:49 +0100] "GET /admin/install.php HTTP/1.1" 404 181 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; Nexus 5X Build/MMB29P) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.96 Mobile Safari/537.36 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)" "-" 

This would all be well and good, if not for the fact that it has never done so before, this URI never existed (I own the domain for 10+ years) and looks suspiciously like casually scanning for possible security issues. domain name pointer crawl-66-249-76-89.googlebot.com. is also indeed a Googlebot address.

Can anyone shed more light on this?