The temporary market crash caused by a false tweet about a White House explosion from a hacked...

|By:, SA News Editor

The temporary market crash caused by a false tweet about a White House explosion from a hacked AP Twitter account has provided a lift to Sourcefire (FIRE +1.3%) - the company is the #1 provider of intrusion prevention systems, which are used to detect and foil hacking attempts, and also receives over a quarter of its sales from the U.S. government. Shares also rallied in February thanks to an executive order issued by Pres. Obama to boost federal spending on cybersecurity. Q1 results are due on April 30.