Earlier this week Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK. Foreign minister Ricardo Patino accused the UK of making an "open threat" to enter its embassy to arrest Mr Assange.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice website said it "had been experiencing some disruption". "This is a public information website and no sensitive data is held on it. No other Ministry of Justice systems have been affected," she said in a statement. "Measures put in place to keep the website running mean that some visitors may be unable to access the site intermittently. We will continue to monitor the situation and will take measures accordingly," she added.