A new series of high-profile cyber attacks is forcing the United States to take stronger measures on cyber security. Just last week, two of the nation's most respected newspapers each reported that they were victims of sophisticated Chinese computer hackers.

FOX's Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge in Washington has the details in our daily update on national security:

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FOX News has learned that the Administration is reviewing the legal framework that would allow Mr. Obama to order a preemptive strike, if a major cyber plot was detected and deemed credible. Dale Meyerrose is a Former Senior Intelligence Official.

Meyerrose; "But we're plowing new ground, and so we're looking for the boundaries; what are the boundaries and parameters by which we can execute cyber operations."

FOX News is also told that a new national intelligence estimate, considered the intelligence community's most authoritative document, has been commissioned to focus on cyber security with an analysis of China and other perceived bad actors.

In Washington, Catherine Herridge, FOX News Radio.

Editor's Note: The newspapers that reported the cyber attacks were the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal is owned by the parent company of FOX News.