Visitors to the IndiaTimes website have been exposed to malware, according to a ScanSafe advisory.

In her blog, Mary Landesman, a ScanSafe researcher said that the company had already contacted IndiaTimes.

"Unfortunately, the person we spoke with indicated that it was a holiday in India and they would be unlikely to fix the problem until Monday," she said.

Most of India was on holiday from Thursday last week because of the Diwali festival. The IndiaTimes website was however updated through the week. It is not clear at this point whether the site still contains malware.

ScanSafe first detected and blocked malware on the site on October 25. ScanSafe is still investigating the reach of this attack, but given the popularity of the site and the amount of malware involved, the company is urging caution, it said in its advisory Friday. Only certain pages of the are infected, the advisory added.

IndiaTimes, a part of Times Internet in Gurgaon, was not available for comment.