Turns out there was more to Wikileaks’ John Podesta email dump than just weird messages from Tom DeLonge and Katie Couric’s email preferences—the cache also includes what appears to be a personal email address belonging to one Barack Obama.
CNBC points out that five messages included in the dump were sent to or from firstname.lastname@example.org. Four of the five did not receive a reply, but one did:
The message—which, like the other four, was sent in October 2008, shortly before Obama won the election—was from Podesta, and centered around potential economic staffers, including, apparently, Warren Buffett. The reply from email@example.com was sent from a BlackBerry, a device Obama is known to be a fan of.
The other messages included thrilling subject lines like “G-20,” “Diversity,” and “Contact Information.”
In an interesting twist, Obama’s purported email address also popped up in a previous Wikileaks dump—the Sony email hack. It’s included in an email from a woman named Laura Wasserman, who warned everyone on the thread not to open an email from her about Dropbox.
A message sent to firstname.lastname@example.org today didn’t bounce back, but we’re going to keep refreshing our inbox in case Barry wants to chat.