This scam is not new, but more frequent at the moment. Various companies are currently being contacted with applications from job seekers. This is not uncommon today, and that's exactly what the culprits are aiming for. Employees of companies that have access to the mail account may fall for the fake application and eventually run the malware.
https://www.polizei-praevention.de/aktuelles/bewerbungsmail-mit-schadsoftware-im-anhang.html (in German, last accessed on 13.09.2018)
https://www.polizei-schweiz.ch/category/internet-internetkriminalitat (in German, last accessed on 13.09.2018)