I don’t have a Sony PlayStation. But someone nicknamed “STRONDHA” has one, and somehow he managed to use my personal e-mail address to create his account. Oddly, Sony didn’t send any e-mail asking to confirm my e-mail as the owner of the account, and starting spamming every time this person bought a game in their virtual store.
My name is too common, and is not the first time I get subscribed to some site I didn’t ask to. Sometimes, I just click on the “unsubscribe” link, or even on “forgot my password” and do whatever I need to stop receiving undesired e-mails.
So, I tried the “forget my password” trick with Sony, and after some captcha validation, I received an e-mail with a link. The problem is that they required the birthday in order to reset the password, and of course, I don’t know the birthday of the person that created the account.
Enters python script to try every possible birthday date from 1/1/1960 until today.
You will need to change the base URL to whatever you received in the password reset e-mail from Sony
You might need to change the ‘wrong date’ message to match your local language – mine is in portuguese (just try any date on the browser, and -unless you’re so lucky to select the actual birth date- copy and paste the error message on the code)
STHRONDHA was born on January 23 of 1983 (or at least that’s the date he choose when creating his account). So, now I was able to change the password and stop receiving e-mails from Sony. I guess he will need to create a new account now muahahaha.